The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division is proud to present Paul Moreno / Problem Areas. This will be Paul’s first solo exhibition and will include a selection of paintings and drawings from 2016 through 2021. The exhibition will remain on view through December 2021.
Paul is a self-taught artist who grew up in Sparks, Nevada. Paul studied Literature and Critical Thought at University of San Francisco and NYU. About the title, Problem Areas, Paul states “I took the title from the old adage that art-making is largely a process of problem solving. However, the title is also meaningful in that when I choose subjects for my work, I try to look at something that I have complex or unresolved feelings about. By spending time with the subject, against the background of parsing it into formal elements that serve the picture, I find spiritual resolution can also present itself. In this way, the problem, as it were, is not a negative, but an opportunity to expose the beauty in the subject to myself and hopefully the viewer.”
Come see the exhibition and visit with the artist at the opening reception on Friday, September 10, 2021, between 4 and 7 PM. In order to limit the number of people in the room at any given time, we are asking visitors to schedule their visits in advance. When registering you will need to select a half-hour slot between 4 and 7 PM. Masks are required throughout The LGBT Community Center, including the Bureau.
Image: Paul Moreno. Ignatius (for a friend). 2020. 18″ x 23”. Mixed media on wood.