August 9-October 11, 2012

This exhibition is designed to illustrate Rivera’s artistic evolution through the last 30 years. Rivera utilizes a monochromatic palette and dramatic illumination in his large-scale portraits where, under different lighting, the human figure evokes inward unrest and emotion. Through various aesthetic developments during his career, the artist has developed a captivating body of work retaining a unifying and universal theme: the human condition. The exhibition is presented at The Art Museum of Los Gatos, located at 4 Tait Avenue.

The artist stated, “I have continued to explore the depths and complexities of relationships in our lives. In this journey I have found more and more similar experiences and connections with others, both in the past and present, the gray areas in human experiences and life, the fleeting moments, not dark or light…just life.”

“I have known George Rivera for many years and am always struck by the individualism of his art, and his technical capabilities. We are so excited to be working with George again at our Museum and share his extraordinary talents with our community,” said John Agg, Executive Director of The Museums of Los Gatos.

George Rivera, M.A., is an art administrator, curator, educator, juror of art and artist. He is currently the Executive Director & Senior Curator at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. He is an Associate Faculty Instructor of Art at Mission College in Santa Clara, and teaches at Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, the University of California at Berkeley extension program, and DeAnza College. Since 1977 he has organized and curated over 350 exhibitions, including local, state, national and international projects. Rivera has served as a juror for over 375 exhibitions and competitions of local, regional, statewide, national and international art programs. Since 1974, his drawings, mixed media and paintings have been presented in over 100 exhibitions at art centers, galleries and museums.