'Sequence of Bases' is Newest Solo Art Exhibit at Mooney Center Gallery


"Sequence of Bases", an assemblage of portrait scenarios created to form a colorful expression of art, is The College of New Rochelle's newest solo art exhibit at the Mooney Center Gallery.

The artwork, created from spray paint and oil paint on canvas, is an interesting depiction of vibrantly colored portraits where muscles are shown "knitted" from underneath and over the skin to show full constructed areas including the eyes, nose and mouth. It will be on display through October 21. The art was recently included in the New Rochelle ArtsFest, organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.

Artist Raquel Echanique said of the "cocktails of abstraction" art pieces: "My subjects don't believe in gravity; they are lifted by strings that are often extensions of their own structure. Every part of their built faces seems to be knitted by a centrifugal force that enters the scene like a chaotic Prometheus."

Born in 1986 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Echanique has displayed her work in numerous collective and solo exhibitions worldwide. The New York based artist's special projects include the full illustration of the book Descartes launched by Ediciones de la Interperie in Buenos Aires, as well as a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Pedro Martinez in Argentina. Upcoming 2013 shows include Interbifep, The International Biennial of portrait in Bosnia and the show More is More at the Contemporary Art Museum CAC, in Ecuador.

The Mooney Center Gallery regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm, and Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. The gallery is on the first floor of the Mooney Center, which is the main entrance of The College of New Rochelle's main campus. For more information, please visit http://castlegallery.cnr.edu/.