Hutson Gallery is pleased to present The Empiricist at Work: Introduction, an exhibition of paintings by guest artist Jesse Mireles. When visiting the artist’s studio for the Toledo City Paper, K.A. Letts described Jesse Mireles as an empiricist: “each canvas is an experiment the artist conducts, applying paint intuitively, observing it on the surface, responding to it, and arriving at a composition that satisfies his restless eye.” Mireles’s lush colors rise and float as feathers in Red Tide, and his portrait of Michael meets your eyes headlong in a gaze defined by geometry and color choices. His large Urbanscape draws in viewers to inspect the action of the colors, forms and strokes that inform this large painting.
Mireles was born in Mexico, grew up in Toledo and studied art and graphic design in high school and painting and printmaking at the University of Toledo. He has made art his life and his livelihood as a graphic designer, working in design studios, marketing agencies, and corporate environments. Mireles’s work has been exhibited at the National Center for Nature Photography, the Toledo Museum of Art and at various exhibitions and galleries. He consults, lectures and has served on design and art review panels for the Toledo Arts Commission and for the Ohio Arts Council based in Columbus Ohio.