By Derick Nicholas
Two friends for over 50 years, Harriet Ballard and Rosie Moore, have joined nine other local artists in an exhibition managed by Rene Parra at the Pergola Gallery at the Instituto Allende. Moore and Ballard met each other in Blue Hill, Maine, after graduating from college (Wellesley for Moore. Chatham University for Ballard.) After graduation both went on to graduate schools and have masters degrees in the fine arts. Said Ballard, “To be showing together at the Pergola, one of San Miguel’s best galleries, along with well-known local painters, including Ana Lila Zepeda, Olivia Guzman, Carolina Parra, David Leonardo, Carlos Cabana, Omar Huerta, Carlos Ambriz, Armando De La Riva, and Angelica Casteneda is a great pleasure and honor. “ Parra states that the show at the Pergola is a mixture of painting styles and will appeal to all tastes. He calls the show “Sin Fronteras”.
By Harriet Ballard and Rosie Moore
Until Mon, Apr 15
Ancha de San Antonio 21
Harriet Ballard is fascinated by the juxtaposition of randomness and ordered structure. Her subject matter is a mixture of abstract marks and recognizable form and comes from a personal grab bag of images, which are accessed during the process of painting. She has exhibited in Mexico and the United States and is in collections worldwide.
Rosie Moore is influenced by the places she loves and the things she loves to look at. She works in a painterly style and combines a fascination with light and space and a keen sense of color. She enjoys the ambiguity of space and lets her imagination enter the work in a playful way. Her paintings are both intimate and joyful.
Both Ballard and Moore are modernists with varying degrees of abstraction and recognizable forms. The show at the Pergola closes April 15.