SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to announce a special guest artist exhibition titled “Textures of the World,” photographs by artist Genaro Palacios in the Photo Four Gallery through October 4, 2019.
Genaro Palacios was born in Mexico City. He studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Tec de Monterrey (CDMX)/Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). When his children were born, he decided to change his profession radically and chose to do something that gave more meaning to his life. He moved with his family to Colombia (one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity on the planet) where they lived for five years. He began there his photographic studies and a close and intimate relationship with nature. He started to work with elements and textures from nature reinterpreting it from a different perspective.
“I work with nature most of the time, looking for shapes, abstract landscapes, lines, patterns and textures.” said Palacios. I require patience and a narrow observation. I usually use color as my main ally trying to excite the sensibility of my spectator, but I also work in black and white. Through these transformations and reinterpretations of reality, my goal is to get the attention of the viewer and inspire others to awaken their capacity for wonder in such simple things that we can find around us in nature in order to preserve it.”
Palacios has taken several courses and workshops with renowned photographers such as Kike Calvo from National Geographic and John Quintero, as well as at the Escuela de Fotografía Motivarte from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Palacios has collaborated with travel magazines like “Four Seasons Magazine” and “Revista Equipaje.” He is a 2015 International Color Awards Nominee.
SSC Galleries are open at minimum Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays. The public is welcome to visit art exhibitions and receptions at no charge. For more information, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2445 or visit www.ssc.edu/art. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.