By María García Esperón
We slowly inch our way towards the images. Aquarelles and pictures. Nature. A glimpse at metaphysics. Poetry. We retreat. The images stop being inanimate and they chase us. They endeavor to bestow upon us a truth, an essence of earth, or plants, of lively animality, an imminent epiphany of the secrets of light itself.Art Almatierra Wed, Feb 26, 12pm Hall of Teatro Ángela Peralta Free
Ángela García exhibits in her aquarelles the paradoxically simple complexity of the magueys. Corazón de la noche and Verdiniebla dance between the paint strokes to spell out a nocturnal mystery, a fresh zephyr of soul and earth. Her magueys are orisons and myths, Native-American hieroglyphs and ubiquitous becomingness.
Photography which appeals to the land makes an appearance as well. Liz Salas parts with the road as a sheaf and surprises the sunrises of her muses, the insects, trees, cats, the intricate nebular architecture of the skies, the labyrinth of a water lily, the profile of a pelican. Pages of nature, the offspring of Mother Earth, of that bygone Gaia which shatters shady reflections to disencumber the infinite possibilities trapped in an instant.
The act of observing vitalizes the object. It drives it to its most profound expression, to its ontological aim. That hummingbird will take flight, that maguey leaf will dry and wither one season. But these developments are inexistent in the realm of Almatierra, where eternity is contained in an instant.
The opening of Almatierra will take place on Wednesday, February 26, at noon in the hall of Teatro Ángela Peralta. The exhibition will continue until Friday, March 14, from 9am to 4pm.