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An artist is born: Sol González

 

By Margaret Failoni

True to her usual very generous self, the artist Marilo Carral has donated part of her exhibition space to help the artistic ambitions of a talented young lady. Many of you may recognize Sol as the charming young assistant working the Santiago Carral Gallery. Inspired by the art surrounding her over the years, the auto-didactic, Argentine-born artist quietly but persistently has been working on a series of works on paper which are fresh, charming, and indeed, promising. Using charcoal, pastels, crayons and temperas, Sol presents us with a series of personalities which are a joyous and strangely sophisticated mélange of quasi-ethnic subjects. Although still far from being a master, Sol’s pictures remind me somehow of Matisse’s dancing figures and that’s no small feat: they have the same naïve charm. I look forward to following her growth as an artist and wish her well.

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