Santiago Corral Gallery anniversary celebration

By Margaret Failoni

The years go by so quickly, especially if successful and/or lucky. Whichever the case, the Santiago Corral Gallery seems to be doing something right. After just a few years at the Aurora Design Center, last year they opened a branch in Valle de Bravo exhibiting works mostly by San Miguel de Allende artists. To celebrate their Aurora Design Center Gallery anniversary as well as that of Valle de Bravo which had its one year anniversary this past December, the gallery will be exhibiting work by the following artists: Santiago himself will be showing a small selection of his more conceptual pieces, the “I-Pods”, beautifully rendered portraits of todays’ favorite toys, with the reflection of the pods’ viewers over the backdrop of the pod itself; a disquieting, superb rendition.

Anniversary of the Santiago Corral Gallery
Sat, Feb 2, 5-9pm
Santiago Corral Gallery
Aurora Design Center

There will be a small selection of bas relief sculptures by Charles Seplowen consisting of bronze-like abstract images uncannily executed in Styrofoam. These works were miraculously saved from Sandy’s destruction of Seplowen’s New York studio.

Rodrigo de la Sierra is preparing a new series of sculptures for this coming April’s PAC (Castello dell’Uovo) museum exhibition in Naples, Italy and some of the small pieces, fresh from the foundry, will be shown at the gallery. Last but certainly not least, after several years of absence from the Aurora, Keith Miller’s beautiful, exotic orchids along with two brilliantly executed Mexican landscapes will greet the viewer immediately upon entering the gallery’s spaces. Well known and widely collected by the San Miguel art aficionados, this Canadian artist is widely collected in the United States and Canada, and finally, there are enough works to show Miller’s bravura on this very special occasion. The festivities will start at 5pm and all the artists will be present.

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