As part of Gallery Night’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, we are so pleased to include “Origins And Identity”, the 15th annual state Latin American art exhibit, on September 15, 2016.
Curated by Artist, Gallery Night supporter and Celebrity Guide, Liliana Fijman.
Liliana’s statement, As an artist and as an immigrant I focused on how origins and culture influence the visual Art form; how do intangible feelings, language and traditions become tangible through the “magic” of creative hands? How does an artist become an artist by simply doing? I invite you to ponder these Questions as you focus your eye on each one of these dedicated artist’s, works, and think about each artist’s roots and their choice of visual language
There is a guest artist from Argentina Carmen Oliveto. Carmen’s work was done especially for this exhibition. She was inspired by Italo Calvino ‘s book: INVISIBLE CITIES. Each work is named after one of the cities Calvino created in his book. As well as local Latino artists Evans Molina, Tamara Diaz, and Nilton Cardenas.
Carmen Beatriz Oliveto an Argentine artist living in the province of Neuquen, she studied at the prestigious National Art school Pridiliano Pueyrredon. She specialized in the areas of drawing, composition, and painting. She has been an active professional at the Art School Manuel Belgrano for 22 years.
Evans Molina, with an outstanding knowledge of his roots, Molina takes you to the magical world of Afro Cuban folklore and shows you the serene and proud beauty of the Cuban people.
Nilton Cardenas, pictorial images polarized by the feelings, memories and nostalgia of identity: He has a passion for his country and it’s original aesthetic, folkloric and mythological, paintings, drawings and murals offer us a pictorial language popularized by the feelings, his memories and nostalgia of identity.
Tamara Diaz, this selection of art examines the constant changes of roles that one plays in their life and what it takes to maintain it. Some of the works depict healers and/or those who may be suffering. The Virgincita, the patron saint of Mexico, often appears to provide guidance and comfort. The tropical colors often helps to transform the difficult subject matter.
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