Sergio Garval’s Evas Guerreras: All About Eve
By Margaret Failoni
How very apropos that the umber artist from Guadalajara has chosen the feminine mystique as the subject for his up-coming show in the Galería Intersección, which opens the day before the International Woman’s Day celebrations. Sergio Garval’s fascination with the female gender takes on many different hues. In his former exhibition in San Miguel, women were the survivors of an apocalyptic world of waste and destruction. The artist is now busy at work creating a large series of works (paintings and sculpture) for his upcoming exhibition in San Miguel de Allende’s Centro Cultural El Nigromante/Bellas Artes, in which the major subjects are women depicted in aggressive survivor modes as soldiers, politicians, lovers. What makes Garval’s work so very special is the fact that he masters the dual prospective of horror and beauty; he paints horrific scenarios of the world we live in and an ever more catastrophic prevision of the future, based on futile and vulgar consumerism and violence, but using a masterly technique and a superb use of the color palette, creating works of great beauty.
Works by Sergio Garval
Sat, Mar 7, 5-8pm
Galería Intersección Arte Contemporáneo
Fábrica La Aurora
His romantic vision of the power of women in both the negative and the positive is, in his vision, what can and will save the world. It is not by chance that he uses the mythological figure of the Minotaur, the half man/half animal, in a romantic juxtaposition with that of the female, which becomes passive when with the Minotaur. What is he trying to tell us? That only with the male/animal figure, the Evas Guerreras (Warrior Eves), as he calls them, will or can become tamed? Only the artist can answer this intriguing conundrum. And he will be present for the opening of the exhibition in the Galeria Intersección which will consist of a group of works on paper and small paintings, studies for the major exhibition of monumental works coming up in Bellas Artes. Ink drawings and gouaches, small oils, and prints all form part of this exhibition. Once again, the Galería Intersección (formerly Santiago Corral Arte Contemporaneo) offers the public a superb choice of masterful art.