Brick Gallery, San Antonio, TX | March 5 – 28, 2020
Brick Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Connection/True Affection, featuring artist Rachel Comminos.
Comminos began to explore fiber arts when she was pregnant with her son, integrating the idea of traditional femininity into her artistic practice through materiality. Through her use of tufting, vibrant colors, and organic forms, Rachel creates fiber paintings that hug the gallery walls.
The preciousness of the material and the tactile qualities of the tapestries are the driving force behind Rachel’s creativity within this body of work. Each fiber painting is indicative of a feeling, seen keenly through form and color, creating a unique visual language.
The liquidus-looking forms dance around each other, in some instances touching, in other moments the forms remain slyly distant. The paintings in Connection/True Affection, range from vibrant and celebratory to more subdued works of art. No matter the color palette or form, Comminos explores fiber art with a creative determination.
About the Artist
Rachel Comminos is a visual artist based out of Harlingen, Texas. With a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Comminos practice focuses on texture work and design. Comminos’ work can be found in private and public collections, such as the Texas National Bank, and she has exhibited throughout Texas.
About Brick Gallery
Founded in 2019, Brick Gallery is an experimental arts space housed within Brick at Blue Star in San Antonio, TX. Brick Gallery is focused on supporting San Antonio and Texas-connected artists, hosting monthly exhibitions of local and regional artists with opening receptions on the First Thursday and First Friday of the month. We are dedicated to supporting the conception of experimental contemporary art in San Antonio. Our goal is to engage local talent and provide a supportive gallery space where artists can pursue ideas beyond the boundaries of a traditional practice. Brick Gallery is co-directed by Sarah Fox and Casie Lomeli.
Per the city recommendations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, Brick Gallery is open by appointment only until further notice.