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'Twofold' Brings Visual Destruction to Rubio Gallery South 

In one of the more conceptual components of Contemporary Art Month 2017, Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) director/curator Roberto Jackson Harrington roved the streets of the Lone Star Arts District armed with pocket-sized works of art created by Gil Rocha-Rochelli.

A Laredo-based artist who earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rocha-Rochelli works in an array of media and styles — including portraiture, murals, “tapeography” installations, and amusing billboards and signs involving English/Spanish code-switching — but has recently sharpened his focus on fabric. Employing acrylic paint and hardened fabric remnants, Rocha-Rochelli creates striking sculptural pieces at times imbued with layers of personal meaning.

Entirely abstract at first glance, his 2017 piece We Held on For Far Too Long reviews tumultuous energy when you learn it’s based on a roller coaster-like relationship.

“By embellishing and hardening fabric with vivid colors, tangled forms, and other objects, my intention is to visually destroy everything around it,” he writes in his artist’s statement.

Guest curated by CAM director Nina Hassele and presented as “CAM in July,” Rocha-Rochelli’s solo show “Twofold” opens First Friday and remains on view by appointment through July 29.

Free, 7-10pm Fri, Jul 7, Southtown Flats, Rubio Gallery South, 111 Probandt St., (210) 630-0235,

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