Image: Symphony #18 (Estoy), Eduardo Santiere
Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.___________________________
The cultural practice of stilt-walking is the focus of an exhibit at Bric Arts Media. Stilt-walking originated in West Africa and spread to the Caribbean to Mexico and many different parts of the world including our very own Brooklyn. It is a powerful practice with many different spiritual meanings and symbolisms. After living out a residency in Trinidad and Tobago where she worked with a community of stilt-walkers, Mexican artist Laura Anderson Barbata has come to share the highlights of projects in which she collaborated with stilt-walking communities around the world. The decorated stilt costumes that range in size will be on view as well as video, photographs, and other objects.
[insert-video vimeo=100348426]Bric Arts Media 647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place) Brooklyn, NY 11217
Carly Ivan Garcia is an internationally shown artist who is having his first solo show of chaotic neo-abstract expressionist paintings at ArtNowNY in Chelsea. His paintings are colorful geometric bursts of movement and boldness. There is a reception for the opening this Thursday, July 17th, from 6 to 9pm where you can admire the work, chat with some art lovers and have a few glasses of wine. Cheers.
548 W. 28th
NY, NY 10001
Two artists who primarily create works on paper will be showing at Henrique Faria Fine Art through August 1st. Eduardo Santiere from Argentina and Mercedes Gonzalez from Venezuela are artists who use drawing as a way to analyze deeper social and human existential issues. Santiere’s work has been described as vivid dreamscapes or musical cacophonies that use texture as well as color and graphite shadings. Gonzalez’ work is more structured, graphic, and compartmentalized. The two approaches to drawing is different, but the styles compliment one another and you can see why they grouped the two illustrators together. Check out the show this or next week, especially if you appreciate the details of mixed media illustration.
Henrique Faria Fine Art
35 East 67th St.
New York, NY 10065