Mauro Barreto, New Work
Exhibition • Oct 16, 2020–Feb 10, 2021
Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Mauro Barreto (née Elijah Barrett) lives and works in Austin, TX. He earned a BA in art from Yale University and is currently completing an MFA in photography at the University of Hartford–Hartford Art School. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Central Texas College, and Spellerberg Projects.
“My second show at Spellerberg Projects presents five color pictures that reflect my sense of idealism and pessimism in the face of an uncertain feature. A young man holding a blank booklet as if reading aloud to the creek before him, a rainbow with an unfinished anarchist A sprayed over it, a young woman caressing a telephone somewhere between receiving and placing a phone call, the tailgate of a luxury electric vehicle bearing the rainbow-themed license plate of Hawaii, and another young woman recording music in a studio. The pictures wonder what kind of world we built, what we could not let go, what kind of future is left, and whether it is too late to change.”