July 1st through August 28th
August 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Matthew Rangel is one half, with wife Amie, of the Rangel Studio. He originates from the San Joaquin Valley and grew up surrounded by world-renowned agricultural productivity amidst economically underserved valley communities challenged with significant cultural, ecological, and environmental concerns. This setting played a significant role in shaping Rangel’s creative inquiry of how human constructs of land, shape his embodiment of place. Framed by the graphically encoded language of maps, Rangel’s work is generated primarily using lithography, along with a variety of other traditional and digital printmaking methods to incorporate observation-based drawing, photography, and historic inquiry, with topographic field research. This often involves adventurous field explorations along with discussion among experts from a variety of different disciplines.
Matthew received a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta and a BFA in Drawing/Painting and Printmaking from California State University Long Beach. He has served his community through volunteer and leadership roles while teaching at the College of the Sequoias.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by