Have you ever wondered what the peacock symbolizes? What is the spiritual meaning behind a crab? What can a tarantula possibly represent? Animals can provide so much more beyond their physical beauty. Come discover the myths and symbolism behind these creatures in the upcoming art exhibition Beneath the Beasts at Sul Ross.
The artist is Kendall Lopez who creates oil paintings of a range of animals and their symbolic meaning. Many of her paintings illustrate each animal’s personal uniqueness and purity in their natural habitats through the unique filter of Kendall’s interpretations. These depictions of animals and their individual symbolism has something she has always been passionate about exploring through her art.
“Finding metaphors and symbolism through my art helps me tell the stories that I want,” Lopez said.
Kendall Lopez is a wildlife painter originally from Fort Stockton, Texas, and currently working for her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Sul Ross State University. She is a senior and won the 2020 and 2021 People’s Choice Awards at the Juried Art Exhibitions at the Ellen Noelle Art Museum in Odessa, Texas. She also has some of her work at Gallery on the Square in Alpine as well. Kendall also volunteered at Chinati and Art Walk for the past few years, and helped paint several murals in Alpine with Carol Fairlie and other art students.
For more information, please contact Kendall Lopez at (432) 360-6627 or visit her website, beneaththebeasts.com or follow @kickstartart21 on Instagram.
EXHIBITION: Beneath the Beasts
DATES: November 8 – December 10, 2021
RECEPTION: Saturday, November 13, 5:00 – 7:00pm
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm