Ro2 is proud to present Tex Mex, a solo exhibition featuring works by Russian artist, Petr Shvetsov. The show will run from July 26 through August 31, 2019. There will be an artist reception held on Friday, July 26 from 7-10 p.m. at Ro2’s Downtown Pop-Up located at 1508 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
Petr Shvetsov’s first solo exhibition at Ro2 Art is a collection of paintings of Tex-Mex cuisine rendered as a ‘glitched’ depiction of the iconic dishes. From tacos and tortas to rice and beans, Shvetsov’s food portraits convey the warmth as well as the fleeting gratification one receives upon encountering the cuisine. Interested in the connections between food and culture as well as the role food can play in formulating a cultural identity, Shvetsov creates his paintings to exhibit our obsession with food. Even when overdone, Tex-Mex is always rich and welcoming much like that of Shvetsov’s native Russian cuisine. His portraits juxtapose the hearty meals with harsh black backgrounds, having various hues of paint pulled across the surface. He describes his series as an homage to Dutch painting which he deeply admires.