Humanities Balcony Gallery
Jerry Cates Exhibit
Monday, March 26, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Jerry Cates was born in 1957 to Barbara and Gerald Cates in a small Midwestern farm town in southern Illinois with families being of Dutch and Native Indian descent. The community was rich in agriculture and industrial manufacturing positioned on Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri rivers being the heartland of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. He graduated from high school in 1975 and traveled with parents to Los Alamos New Mexico starting college at UNM with general studies and art classes in water color influenced by Georgia O’Keefe and adobe architecture as subject matter. There he met his now wife of 28 years Barbara (Branch) of Spanish and French descent now with three children Shane, Heath, and Celina supporting a house three dogs, one cat, and a fish tank. He finished school at the University of California with a BA in Art Studio painting emphasis and currently works with abstract colors and design influenced by the works of Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh, and others. He is concerned with color but more importantly texture, depth, and mood making the viewer feel something of association rather than object recognition.
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