Gallery 8A Edina Sagert and Group
Day of the Dead
By Edward Swift
For the November 1 art walk, the Edina Sagert Gallery 8A, located in Fábrica la Aurora, will celebrate the Day of the Dead with a group show of living artists. Currently there are five artists exhibiting in the gallery. They are Patricia de la Parra, Ingrid Rosas, Blanca Garcia from Mexico, Edward Swift from the United States, and Edina Sagert from Germany.
Sat, Nov 1, 5-8pm
Edina Sagert Gallery 8A
Fábrica la Aurora
Edina Sagert will exhibit a new series of portraits executed in acrylic, a new medium for her. The work incorporates animals, particularly birds, in close harmony with people. Her chicken woman is surely inspired by one of her beloved hens. This new series moves more into the abstract with faces and animal forms emerging from a nebulous background. She will also show ceramic sculptures.
Patricia de la Parra is a well-known San Miguel artist who specializes in abstract collage paintings. Her work presents a diverse content with a variety of languages that translate into color and form, both in the abstract and a strong personal interpretation. Her new series is inspired by “dreams and unexpected emotions in which color plays a dominant role.”
Ingrid Rosas is an abstract artist known for her large canvases in which she writes a poetic title, sometimes upside down, directly onto the painting. She has launched expositions in New York, Germany, Milan, and all over Mexico and has appeared in NY Arts Magazine. Her new series, Wind’s Calligraphy, “is about the magic of being and working with the unexpected.”
Blanca Garcia, noted ceramicist and teacher, will exhibit a new series of ceramic sculptures that incorporate ancient architectural forms. An expert in native clays, glazes and raku firing, Blanca operates a ceramic studio that can accommodate as many as 15 artists working simultaneously. For more information on her facility contact her through Gallery 8A.
Edward Swift will show box constructions that depict tree spirits and other recognizable beings from unknown realms. He will also show one or two totemic figures that were not finished in time for his current show at the Museum of the City of Querétaro.
A bite of spice will be added to the Gallery 8A event by Ruth Arguello who will serve a variety of hors d’oeuvres. She is known for making different kinds of marmalades, cookies, and truffles as well as salsas from 11 varieties of chiles.
The November 1 Art Walk will begin at 5pm with music, Day of the Dead altars and new exhibitions. The public is cordially invited.