Jon Schooler at Casa Diana
By Carmen Gutiérrez
Galería Casa Diana is proud to present an exhibition by New Orleans based artist Jon Schooler, Saturday, February 16, from 6 to 9pm. He sates, “Resistant to outside influence, revealing truly independent ideas, defying any attempt at classification, the aesthetic character of form and objects can be easily analyzed. It is a great deal more difficult to understand my conception of color. The color harmony is based on the whims of the imagination, a desire to translate freely the delight of what I see in a language whose strength lies in its very simplicity. In recognizing that painting is ‘Spiritual,’ it is believed that the most intellectual and probably the most difficult element in ‘Art’ to master, is to be able to use color as the vehicle for an expression of spiritual ideas. 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 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.”
Works by Jon Schooler
Sat, Feb 16, 6-9pm
Galería Casa Diana
This is the first exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende, the place where Jon lived and studied, before making New Orleans his home.
Besides the work of Schooler, The Gallery’s permanent collection of Pedro Friedeberg, Deborah Turbeville, Maike Kreichgauer, María Olga García Huidobro, among others will be on display.
Casa Diana is open daily from 10am-7pm and on Sundays, 11am-6pm.