RUBEN GARNICA: INFOXICATION

August 22 – September 9

Ruben Garnica

Image: Ruben Garnica, Mitote, 2016. PVC, LED lights, and speakers. Courtesy of the artist. 

Ruben Garnica: Infoxication is the first solo exhibition of recent University of Memphis BFA graduate Ruben Garnica. The exhibition features sound, light, and video installations that grapple with today's information overload, or "infoxication," as some critics have called it. Garnica creates an immersive, multi-sensory environment in which layers of sound and image overwhelm the visitor, making information almost incomprehensible.

Faculty in the Department of Art at The University of Memphis selected Garnica from the 2016 graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts class for this prestigious solo exhibition. An annual tradition, this exhibition provides outstanding graduates with the opportunity to present a body of work as well as develop and execute an exhibition concept with Fogelman Galleries staff.

Ruben Garnica (b. 1983, Guadalajara, Mexico), originally from Degollado, Jalisco, Mexico, moved to Nashville, TN, at the age of 15. Garnica received his BFA from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Studio Arts in 2016. He has exhibited in various cities in the region of Murcia, Spain, as well in various exhibitions in Memphis, TN. He was awarded Best in Show in the 32rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (2015). His most recent group exhibitions include INFLUX at The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art (2016) and Mi sur/ My South at Crosstown Arts, Memphis (2015).