Group show at Galería 8A


By Edward Swift

The August 2 Art Walk at Fábrica la Aurora promises to be a special event. The Edina Sagert Gallery, now renamed Galería 8A, will unveil a group show of its permanent artists: Patricia de la Parra, Blanca Garcia, Ingrid Rosas and Edina Sagert.

Group Show, Edina Sagert, Patricia de la Parra, Ingrid Rosas, Blanca García
Within the Art Walk
Fri, Aug 2, 5-8pm
Galería 8A
Fábrica la Aurora

Sagert’s new work is a series of expressionistic portraits on glass. Creating these portraits involves a tricky technique. For one thing, the artist must paint in reverse, which means also thinking in reverse. The side of the glass on which the portrait is painted is in effect the “back” of the painting. This requires a different mindset and plan of approach… something remotely similar, perhaps, to writing a story from the final scene backward to the beginning. In addition, the completed work, viewable from both sides, has a sense of extra dimension in that it can be hung away from the wall, or free standing on a table. Born in Germany, Sagert has lived in San Miguel de Allende for more than 15 years. She has exhibited throughout Germany and the United States.

Patricia de la Parra, who lives in Querétaro, is basically a collage artist. Her work presents a great variety of languages translated into color and form. The work is abstract and carries a sense of personal interpretation involving mankind and its environment present and past. She has exhibited widely throughout Mexico as well as in the United States, particularly in Santa Fe and Houston. Her work can currently be seen in several galleries in San Miguel, Querétaro and Mexico City.

Ingrid Rosas, from Leon, is a poet as well as a painter whose visual work frequently includes lines from her poems. She considers her search as an artist to be a spiritual quest for truth using mixed media and poetry to approach the inner images. Truly an artist of International stature she has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States including the Florence Biennial.

Blanca Garcia is a Mexican ceramicist who lives and teaches in San Miguel. She has been a member of Galleria 8A for many years. She is known for her figurative work, particularly busts of stately women. But she also creates bowls and platters for utilitarian purposes. She does traditional firings as well as raku. She is also a noted teacher, and classes are available at her studio. For more information contact Galería 8A.

These artists will be present at the Art Walk at Fábrica on August 2, from 5 to 8pm. Most of the galleries will have new exhibitions.

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