“Simpatia sin Compasión” is a brand new body of work by local sculptor Bernardo Vallarino of stamped words, symbols and phrases exploring formal qualities of multiplicity paired-up with human matters pertaining to injustice, denial, indifference and disassociation among human groups. The intent of this body is work is to create awareness and self-reflection on the suffering of those displaced by violence. To further complement the intent of this exhibition, a spotlight will be directed towards the great work and assistance Refugee Services of Texas provide to our refugee community through a panel discussion on July 14 and refugee testimonials on July 21st. Additionally, 75% of the net revenue from any sales of this exhibition will be donated to Refugee Services of Texas.
Bernardo is a Colombian-American mix media sculptor and installation artist heavily interested in geopolitical issues of violence and human suffering. His inspiration comes from observations of the hypocrisy that exists between the rhetoric of human life value and the violent behavior of humanity. With his artworks, he strives to engage his audience visually but also morally and philosophically.
Opening reception: July 6 6-9 pm
Panel discussion: July 14 5-6pm (Artist and Refugee Services of Texas)
Refugee Testimonials: July 21 5-6pm ($10 donation suggested)