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Pérez, Schooler, Friedeberg and Pahuamba at Casa Diana

By Carmen Gutiérrez

Galería Casa Diana inagurates its second summer group show with two cocktail receptions.

Art Works by Pérez, Schooler, Friedeberg and Pahuamba Sat, Aug 11, 5-8pm Sun, Aug 12, 12-3pm Galería Casa Diana Recreo 48 Tel: 415 152 0885

Magdiel Pérez will present a large series of recent work entitled Night Tree. A long-term resident of San Miguel, Pérez has been a dedicated painter, working in oil-based and other mediums for many years. His work demonstrates a notable Mexican quality which can be seen in his drawing style as well as in his use of texture and the tones of his palette. Even so, Pérez’s paintings are distinctly personal, non-derivative meditations in which recognizable shapes and forms are presented in an abstract, dream-like environment. He studied drawing and painting in the INBA workshops in Orizaba, Veracruz and in Mexico City, as well as engraving in San Miguel de Allende and Barcelona, Spain. He has participated since 1933 in collective exhibitions in Mexico City, León, Celaya, Torreón, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and abroad in Bonn and Leberkussen in Germany and Houston, Texas.

Jon Schooler, whose work is found in the Museum of Modern Art in New Orleans, will be displaying a series of oils and ink jet prints as a preview to his own show this coming February. In his artist’s statement he says, “This work shines with particular brilliance because it stands apart from all schools. In revolt against established theories I use technical skills to achieve a production in which originality is unceasingly reaffirmed. Using color boldly and violently in order to express the idealized conception of the world of imagination; depicting a place of the happiest intensity.

The revolutionary technique is tempered by a fearless sense of color and an uncanny feeling for balance attempting to produce a synthesis of form, always severe, but in which grace is never neglected. Thus demonstrating the creative ‘art’ spirit.”

Along with Pérez and Schooler, there will be a large series of recent watercolor, acrylic and mixed media small format paintings by the Purepecha artist José Ángel Pahuamba, as well as the permanent Friedeberg, Turbeville and Gutiérrez’s exhibit.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm and 4 to 7pm. Sundays from 11am to 3pm.

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