Art

"Diverse Views"

When: Sat., Feb. 25, 4-10 p.m. 2017

Google the word “Trebla” and the top result — courtesy of the fan-fueled Star Wars database Wookieepedia — leads down a winding path dedicated to a magical Jinda, a sentient species distinguished by “pom-pom tufts of hair,” markings that cover their bodies and entertaining talents including (but not limited to) juggling, dancing and storytelling. As it turns out, that nomadic creature has zero to do Trebla Art Gallery, a Westside venture run by Albert Gonzales. Although it’s simply his first name spelled backwards, Gonzales admits the gallery name is designed to spark questions: “What I want people to do is to question what [Trebla means] … and wonder what kind of art would be in the space.” Himself a full-time artist known best for poppy, simplistic paintings of flowers that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of The Simpsons, Gonzales is set to inaugurate his new digs with “Diverse Views.” Doubling as Trebla’s grand opening, the group show brings together works by more than a dozen artists, including Paul Cooley and Chris Riggs (New York), Kristen Phipps (Kansas), and Ana Hdz-Burwell and Raul Gonzalez (Texas).

Price: Free

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