Update on July 30, 2021
The Bureau has now reopened and Paul Moreno’s Problem Areas is on view! Our August hours are Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 to 6 PM.
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 2020.
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.”
Paul Moreno / Problem Areas will be on view from March 13 – May 3, 2020. Opening reception will be Friday, March 13, 2020, from 6-8 PM Please join us for a conversation with Paul Moreno and contemporary art advisor, curator and critic, Bill Arning on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 2 PM
Download a pdf of the press release for Paul Moreno / Problem Areas.
Image: Paul Moreno. Ignatius (for a friend). 2020. 18″ x 23”. Mixed media on wood.