Souto's new work on display at Kiechel Fine Arts
calendar icon17 Oct 2012
“Ecos de la Memoria (Memory Echoes),” an exhibition featuring new work by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Art Francisco Souto, will be on display at Kiechel Fine Art in Lincoln from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m.
“Ecos de la Memoria” is an exhibition structured around a sensorial trajectory rather than organized by media or chronology.
“Every piece developed itself as a direct response of my recent travels to Venice, Florence, Mexico, China and Barcelona,” Souto said. “The central preoccupation of this new body of work is the mystery of being in the world and how one becomes aware of unpretentious moments in the visually stimulating nature of travel. All these works were slowly conceived as visual responses to small, fragmented memories within the inventory of images collected.”
Souto was born in Venezuela and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Herron School of Art in 2000 and his Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University in 2002. He has been teaching printmaking at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2004.
He has participated in a wide range of national and international exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, Venezuela, Russia, Egypt and Japan. His work is in several public and private collections around the world.
The master printmaker has shared his expertise through workshops and as a visiting artist in the U.S. and abroad, garnering several awards and grants. In 2011, he won honorable mention at the International Mezzotint Festival at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts in Russia.
Keichel Fine Art is located at 5733 S 34th St., Ste 300 in Lincoln. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Works from the exhibition can be found at kiechelart.com.