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Group Show Opening at Galería UMO

By Marie Moébius

Galería UMO, situated at calle Jesus 20, opens a new exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and jewelry on Friday, January 29. Visual artist and gallery owner Juan Ordoñez has invited his longtime friend Adolfo Caballero (from YAM Gallery) to curate the show. Visitors and residents of San Miguel who know our town since the 1990s might remember that calle Jesus 20 used to be the haunt of bohemia back in those days. Young artists, fashion designers, and jewelers would always have room to sell their creations there, and if no customers showed, they would have time for good laughs and a glass of mezcal.

Group Show Opening
Galería UMO
Fri, Jan 29, 7pm
Jesús 20

Time has passed, friendship has remained, and talent has grown. The new exhibition shows works by several local artists who have developed their career from San Miguel and expanded. Paul Rodríguez, who designs jewelry out of etched silver plates, is one of them. Rodrigo Lara, former student at Instituto Allende, will show pieces of sculpture. Daniel Sirdey, French architect and director of the Movie Pocket Theater, will also present his latest works on paper. And, of course, the show includes the fascinating encaustic paintings by Juan Ordoñez.

Remodeled and refreshed, the old casona at calle Jesus 20 possesses that antique charm made of simplicity and majesty. Under its older high ceilings and wooden exposed beams the contemporary pieces selected by Adolfo give a whole new shine to the space. Photographs by Charles Fréger and big format painting by Javier Areán find their place on the ancient walls.

This collective exhibition will be the first opportunity in San Miguel to see works by Terry Rose. Originally from Chicago, Terry has decided to settle down in San Miguel after a three-year stay in Shanghai. His work is composed by non-representational paintings on aluminum. He juxtaposes natural colors and vivid, primary colors that vibrate off each other in space. The intensity of color and calligraphic nature pay homage to his love of China, its culture and its people. While living in Shanghai, Rose was commissioned to design a line of ceramic sculptures in Jingdezhen, considered to be the porcelain capital of the world. Some of those pieces will also be shown at Galería UMO.

Also included in this group show are works by Franco Aceves Humana, Sofía Echeverri, RES, Teresa Aguilar Suro, Carlos Pez, Cristián Velasco, Taka Fernández, and Cisco Jiménez.


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