Carmen Menza: Shed Some Light
May 3, 2011 - June 13, 2011
The Belmont Hotel in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening reception of Carmen Menza: Shed Some Light. The show will feature the artist’s newest abstract oil pieces on canvas as well as her encaustic works encased within light boxes . An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 12th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and a closing reception will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 7:00 – 10:00pm with her band performing on the patio.
Her abstract expressionistic pieces employ varied techniques of building up the surface with texture and pigment and then scraping away and revealing what is underneath.
“In my work I try to discover the parallels between music and the visual arts” states the artist. “I try to find a sense of structure and visual rhythm with color while still following a gestural and improvisational method of application.”
In addition to being a visual artist, Carmen Menza received her BFA in jazz guitar performance from the University of North Texas and is a songwriter, musician and performer. She is a recognized artist as well as an active participant in the Texas art community. When she isn't painting you can find her improvising with her all original pop rock band.
Carmen Menza’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including: 2010 – The Belmont Hotel,
, 2010 – The Rising Gallery, Dallas, Tx , Dallas, Tx
2009, 2008, 2007 - The Cedars Gallery, Dallas,Tx, 2009, 2008 – Cerulean Gallery, Dallas, Tx, 2007 - City of Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, Tx, 2005 - Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Frisco, Tx.
Her work can be seen in the collections of Mi Cocina, Sundance Square, Ft. Worth,
Hermes, Sargent and Bates,
, and Reveal Productions, Dallas, Tx . Dallas, Tx
The Belmont Hotel is located at 901 Fort Worth Ave. in Dallas, Texas 75208. Valet and public parking are available. For further information regarding Carmen Menza call 214-536-6011 or visit carmenmenza.com.