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Two Great Exhibitions Open at Bellas Artes

By Edna Dickinson and Andrés Gamiochipi

The name of this show is Bosque Floreciendo, which aptly describes this grouping of contemporary pieces which are bold, lively, animated, and elegant. They create an environment to be walked through and experienced, a forest of forms that unfold upward and outward, gently swaying above our heads, while tall clay “sentinels” stand guard over ceramic “bursts” clustered on the wall. These three groupings are related through an eclectic combination of materials. The shapes are inspired by bones, underwater forms and plants, the forms found in the human and natural world. This mixed media exhibition includes porcelain, paper, and clay; handmade paper; cardboard rolls, adobe clay unfired, metal mesh, chicken wire, and metal.

“Bosque Floreciendo” Edna Dickinson
“Anticuerpos” Andrés Gamiochipi
Thu, Apr 30, 7-9pm
Bellas Artes
Hernández Macías 75

I thought a lot about the title for this exhibition, and finally I chose “Antibodies” because it refers to non-objectivity, to the fiction and rupture of tangible boundaries of our reality, giving rise to the imagination and inability to realize or give physicality to scenes and situations depicted in my pictures. I like that word, because although it refers to the formation of a substance as a biological defense mechanism in response to the presence of others, it serves as an analogy about our need for art and fiction, that impalpable state, as a kind of antidote to weigh the reality.


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