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Too much is not enough

By  Carmen Gutiérrez

Galería Casa Diana is proud to present a group exhibition of Pedro Friedeberg , James Flynn, Eric Ledoux, Zachary Selig, Maike Kreichgauer , Carmen Gutiérrez and Raymundo González.

“Too Much Is Not Enough”
By Pedro Friedeberg, Maike Kreinchgauer, Zachary Selig, James Flynn, Carmen Gutiérrez and  Raymundo González
Sat, Jul 13, 6-9 pm
Sun, Jul 14, 12-3 pm
Recreo 48
52(415) 1026599

Pedro Friedeberg is known for his fantastic and repetitive architectures, always different, his perspectives a la Escher, his talismans, his syncretism, his poems, his tables, his labyrinths without exit, his feet that don’t walk, his immobile hands. From seeing his work, we can see that he possesses a vast knowledge of western culture: architecture, painting, music, literature, esoteric, alchemy, magic and philosophy. He quotes, “Too much is not enough.” The iconic hand chair has become one of the most important design pieces of the Mexican artistic production of the 20th century.

James Flynn will present a series of iridescent, interference and metallic paintings on canvas. He says, “Encountering Pedro and his work proved to be a watershed moment in the development of my own modes of artistic expression. Having entered his universe, his brilliance, wit and style continue to resonate within me.”

Eric Ledoux, a Parisian born painter, will be exhibiting a large number of paintings and sculptures in different media. His paintings may be executed on dried royal palm leaves or as oils on paper. His sculptures are in ceramics or in wood. Regardless of the medium, his work is vibrant with the luminosity, the color and the magic of Mexico, which he has assimilated, creating a very personal style.

Zachary Selig will exhibit a series of Spiritual Guides, reflecting the influence of his mentor artist Bridget Tichenor, a painter in the magic realism school. Friedeberg guided Selig’s perspective drawing and use of magical cosmograms and symbols, as well as introducing him to his mentor. Selig has a very impressive curriculum of formal studies, and an even more impressive list of celebrity collectors.

Maike Kreichgauer presents a new series in her impeccable technique of egg tempera and oil. Francisco Gomez-Mont says, “The work of Maike Kreichgauer represents the rebirth of the feminine sensitivity in surrealism. She observes, studies, paints and in so doing reinvents the world, arousing the desire to recuperate the balance between primary and complex forms of life, organic, rational, imaginative and utopian.” Her work will be shown in September at the Biennale de Venezia.

Carmen Gutiérrez, was married to Pedro Friedeberg and the gallery was their home. As varied in symbolism as Pedro’s work is, Carmen’s paintings and sculptures are all variations on one theme. An inner search. Captured by the incredible beauty of India and its people, her work is a means to concentrate her mind.

Raymundo González is a costumbrista painter who lives in Cuernavaca, Morelos. His relation to Friedeberg? None really, but his watercolors and gouaches are wonderful and after all “too much is not enough.”


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