Group show at Galería 8A
By John Plummer
For the November 1 Art Walk, Galeria 8A will exhibit new work by its permanent artists Patricia de la Parra, Blanca Garcia, Ingrid Rosas, Edina Sagert, and, new to the gallery, Carmina Valiente and Roberto Scott.
Fri, Nov 1, 5-8pm
Fábrica la Aurora
Sagert’s new work is a series of expressionistic portraits on plexi-glass, framed or floating from the wall. The portraits are painted in reverse in that the side of the glass on which the paint is applied becomes the back of the portrait. She also works in ceramic and will have new pieces on display.
Patricia de la Parra, who lives in Querétaro, is basically a collage artist. Her new work is abstract and carries a sense of personal interpretation involving mankind and its environment, both present and past. She has exhibited in Mexico, Santa Fe, and Houston.
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.
Blanca Garcia is a Mexican ceramicist who lives and teaches in San Miguel. She has been a member of Galeria 8A for many years. She is known for her figurative work, but she also creates bowls and platters for utilitarian purposes. She is also a noted teacher who gives classes at her San Miguel studio.
The gallery will present – for the first time – the jewelry of Carmina Valiente. Her line is called Atemba, meaning “earth” in the language of the Guaicura people of Baja California. The jewelry is made of Mexican silver and natural sea stones that, through erosion, have arrived at the ocean’s edge and are naturally polished by the sea and time.
Roberto Scott, an abstract expressionist also new to the gallery, will show his paintings for the first time at the Fábrica Aurora.
Most of the artists will be present at the Art Walk on November 1 from 5 to 8pm.