Dayton native, Reno artist Arevalo featured in LXS at Nevada Legislative Building
March 2, 2015
Sculptural reliefs of cross-cut pieces of wood and other found objects by Reno artist Anthony Arevalo appear in “Building Materials II,” the latest of the Legislative eXhibition Series shows at the Nevada Legislative Building. The Nevada Arts Council series features Arevalo March 16 to April 3.
For nearly a decade Arevalo has worked with found lumber, collecting wood and other objects that pique his visual interests from alleyways and dumpsters. “While the previous life of these objects may be apparent in their surface or their shape, I’m not interested in what they were so much as what they have become and, more importantly, what they could be in the future,” he said. “I’m drawn to the appearance they have assumed through years of use or weathering—the cracked surfaces and washed-out color palette that come from being exposed to the high-desert sun.” For “Building Materials II,” Arevalo created improvisational arrangements with heavy contemplation of balance, movement and composition.
Born and raised in Dayton, Arevalo studied art at the University of Nevada, Reno, with Mike Sarich. He has since focused on creating art, with a studio in Reno’s creative and inspirational art space called Cuddleworks and numerous successful shows and commissions in the Great Basin. His work has shown in Reno at The Hub on Riverside, Art BLAST, The University of Nevada, Reno, The Holland Project, Under the Rose Brewery, and The Never Ender. He was instrumental in the creation of the Reno Bike Project as the first paid mechanic and shop manager.
Managed by the NAC’s artist services program, the LXS Gallery space is on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli at 401 S. Carson St., Carson City. LXS is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
LXS has exhibited Nevada work since 1985. Artists for the 2015 series were recommended by a committee that included Nate Clark, visual artist and public art assistant, City of Reno; Bobbie Ann Howell, visual artist and program coordinator, Nevada Humanities; and Jennifer Messina, ceramic artist and member of Ely Art Bank. For more information, contact NAC at (775) 687-6680.