Dale Mabry's Gallery 221 Presents Community of Flat Faces

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07 March 2014
Hillsborough Community College’s Gallery 221 on the Dale Mabry Campus presents Community of Flat Faces, an exhibition of recent abstract, mixed media paintings by Tampa artist Edgar Sanchez Cumbas. The exhibit will open on March 17 and run through May 7, 2014.  An artist reception will be held on March 20 from 5 -7pm, with an artist panel discussion at 6pm.  
This recent body of work by Sanchez Cumbas deals with how society makes judgments of others based on the color of one’s skin.  Considering his own experiences, along with the recent controversy over Florida’s stand your ground law and the Trevon Martin case, Sanchez Cumbas creates artworks that go beyond the traditional frame of the canvas. The artist uses richly layered paint, in colors that mimic skin tones, and includes found materials to create 3-dimensional paintings that beg for the viewer to look deeply at the inner layers. 
Sanchez Cumbas wishes to challenge the viewer’s perspective and states that he sees this body of work as “a way to reflect as a whole on our multi-faceted, multi-cultural, and globalized world.”
This is the premier exhibition of this body of work in the Tampa Bay area.
GALLERY 221@HCC is a fine art gallery committed to enriching the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus and community through meaningful exposure to the visual arts. 
All programs at Gallery 221 are free and open to the public. 
Location: Gallery 221@HCC, 2nd floor library, Learning Resources Center, Dale Mabry Campus
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa 33614 
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Media Contact: Katherine Gibson, Gallery Director; kgibson7@hccfl.edu; 813-253-7386 
Website: www.hccfl.edu/gallery221 
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