Spanish artist Linarejos Moreno is interested in the ideas of loss and absence. In her new exhibit, ''Tejiendo los restos del naufragio/Weaving the Remains of the Shipwreck — Photography by Linarejos Moreno,'' at De Santos Gallery, she explores those themes through a series of oversize photos printed on handmade burlap and photography-based sculptures that are often created by string. The exhibit also includes Arqueología Industrial Ficticia (Fictitious Industrial Archeology), a 1998 video which shows Moreno as she pieces together imagined histories using found industrial photographs.
Gallery owner Gemma deSantos is enthusiastic in her praise for the young artist, who was still installing her work as we went to press. ''She’s smart and bright,'' she says. ''She just won a Fulbright. She’s fresh, and she takes great care with her work. She creates the burlap and then prints the inkjet image on it. I never saw anything like this until I saw her work. This kind of work is pretty new to the city, actually.'' Originally from Madrid, Moreno now splits her time between her hometown and Houston. -Local art lovers recently saw her work at FotoFest’s ''Artifactual Realities'' show at Station Museum of Contemporary Art.
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There’s an opening reception with the artist 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. September 8.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Sept. 8. Continues through Oct. 13, 2012