By Alcides Fortes
The art exhibit “Alcances,” showing work by Alejandro Santiago, Néstor Quiñones and Alcides Fortes, can be seen until the end of March at Galería Nudo in the Hotel Sierra Nevada and in the offices of Sotheby’s International Realty, the event’s sponsor.
Art: Exhibit Alcances By Alejandro Santiago, Néstor Quñones & Alcides Fortes. Inauguration: Fri, Feb, 17, 5pm. Hotel Casa de Sierra Nevada, Recreo 27 & Galería Nudo, Recreo 42
For some years the work of Alejandro Santiago has probed into the physical manifestations of the conscience, the link that unites us as human beings, exploring the ethics of art and the elemental questions about the material and the spiritual aspects of human nature.
With the installation “2501 Migrants,” exhibited at various places throughout the country in the last years, Santiago peopled an enormous terrain with individual sculpted figures. His work not only acts as a metaphor for those who have had to abandon their homes in search of work but his army of sculptures cry out that it is possible to change the world’s tendency to avert its gaze.
“Alcances” will house a number of bronze pieces from “2501 Migrants” as well as bronze and ceramic pieces from “1000 familias migrantes” and a selection of paintings.
Néstor Quiñones belongs to the artistic movement of the 1980s known as “neomexicanismo,” which is known in particular for its questioning of Mexican mores on religion, politics and society. His pieces are spectacular montages which allow a play of light and shade.
Alcides Fortes is an artist of contemporary Latin American jewelry who recently participated in the show “Think Twice Contemporary Latin American Jewellery” in the Museum of Art and Design in New York City and is currently showing at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle.
Adrian Toscano and Larry Stebbins, founders of San Miguel Sotheby’s International Realty, are thrilled to be able to sponsor this exposition and to support the cultural and artistic life in San Miguel.