Prof's art chosen for prestigious 2017 California Open exhibition

Alejandro Borges

A drawing by Alejandro Borges, an [architecture] ( faculty member at Texas A&M, is part of an August 8-26, 2017 group exhibit at a Los Angeles gallery that will celebrate contemporary and modern art by emerging artists.

Borges’ ink and pencil drawing, “How will the ground pale,” is among 79 pieces in the 2017 California Open at the [TAG Gallery] ( , [5458 Wilshire Boulevard] (,-118.3496685,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2bb468ecedf73:0x40c8bacc189e78ad!8m2!3d34.062137!4d-118.3474745) . His drawing, one of 1400 submission to the multimedia exhibit, was selected by juror Scott Canty, an artist who has organized shows in Southern California for more than 30 years.

In his submitted work and other paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures and installations, Borges explores design concepts such as light, shadow, projection and transformation in a series of dichotomies such as order vs. chaos and conscious vs. unconscious states.

Widely published in publications throughout the world, his art has been part of numerous solo and collective exhibitions.

Borges counts urban and industrial design among his academic interests. He earned an undergraduate degree at Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1989 and a Master of Architecture degree at Cornell University in 1994.

Richard Nira

posted July 27, 2017