Closing celebration of The Good, the Bad and the Visionary at Casa de Las Ranas
By Lulu Torbet
Everyone is invited to the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery on Sunday, November 3 from 12-5pm in La Cieneguita for the closing celebration of The Good, the Bad and the Visionary, an exhibition of collaborative work by internationally known photographer/artist Spencer Tunick and painter Joseph Arthur, as well as the colorful, inventive constructions of resident Gallerist/Artist Anado McLauchlin. The Gallery—famous for its rollicking community events, is located on the grounds of Casa de Las Ranas, a rambling, fanciful folly created by Anado and his partner Richard Schultz, just a 5km ride from Centro Historico.
“The Good, the Bad and the Visionary”
Sun, Nov 3, 12-5pm
Casa de Las Ranas
The closing celebration features collaborative photo/paintings by Tunick and Arthur, both New York residents. Their urban and provocative work dares to challenge concepts of photography and painting as separate disciplines. Working together, both artists have taken risks and added new tools and vision to their separate arsenals. Both artists have shown to big audiences all over the world. San Miguel de Allende marked their appearance with a no-holds barred festival at the Gallery Chapel in August.
Anado McLauchlin will be presenting his art assemblages, mosaics, furniture, jewelry, and more. McLauchlin continues to view and present his art as a form of celebrative interaction, inviting the viewer to absorb the mix of color, materials, and symbology on both a visual and emotional level. A one and a half meter high mosaic calavera (skull) is the centerpiece of the exhibition.
All three artists will be paying personal homage to honor The Day of the Dead. So be prepared for an afternoon of fun and frolic as you take in the rolling spectacle of art and nature that unfolds as you stroll La Casa de Ranas. For directions go to: chapelofjimmyraygallery.com.