"9 DEL SUR"
An Overseas Exchange of Artists from Andalusia, Southern Spain.
Guest-Curated by Gabriela B. Aeberhard
Murnau Art Gallery, Seville, Spain
Fatima Conesa, Paco Conti's, Teresa Lafita, Irene Mala, Rocio Arregui, Antonio Herman, Cristina Galeote, Cristina De Lorenzo, Aurora Perea
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 6, 2008, 7-10 pm
The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present an overseas exchange between Murnau Art Gallery (Seville, Spain) and the Avenue 50 Studio (Los Angeles): “9 Del Sur,” (9 From the South). This exhibit introduces the work of nine emerging Andalusian artists whose boldness and vitality reflects contemporary Spanish aesthetics.
From the subtle yet striking landscapes of Fatima Conesa to Paco Conti’s abstract “Naufragio” (Shipwreck) pieces, Murnau Art Gallery brings us paintings that show today’s emerging Andalusian artists as sophisticated, solid, and unique in terms of technical skill and conceptual complexity. These nine artists have been well chosen -- they are making a name for themselves in Spain and elsewhere.
Teresa Lafita offers several works of collage on paper reflecting on the concept of time, Rocio Arregui presents six oil on fabric paintings paying homage to renowned artists, Cristina Galeote shows intriguing scenes depicting empty and lonely spaces, Antonio Herman uses bold black strokes on white canvas immersing us in a surrealist aura of magical movement. Irene Mala adds a touch of irony with her expressionist “phones”, and Aurora Perea and Cristina de Lorenzo join forces to create a cavernous world of hidden treasures.
The vitality and freshness of Murnau’s 9 will make waves in today’s contemporary art. Join us as we journey to the new Andalusia.
Exhibition Dates: September 6 - October 5, 2008
Cuando / When: Saturday, September 6, 2008, 7-10 pm
Dónde / Where: Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 No. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Contacto/Contact: (323) 258-1435