Three New Exhibits at Bellas Artes

By Viridiana Gutierrez Tejeda

The Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” is pleased to invite to the opening of three important new shows on Thursday, April 28, at 7pm.

Art
Important Exhibition Openings
Thu, Apr 28, 7pm
Bellas Artes
Hernández Macías 75

On this occasion we will have the photographic work of a young Mexican artist, María Alfred, in an exhibit entitled “Correspondence.”  Her work is frank and sober, using the camera as an element to share the innate beauty of the subject. The angles she chooses create a serious aesthetic atmosphere in the photos. Her compositions and subjects always have a profound character, spontaneous, and legitimate. The work ranges from abstract to documentary, taking in nudes and portraits along the way.

“Correspondence” is the title of a series of six photographs from the past, which are closely related to six taken at the present moment, with the intention of giving a precise reading, although their poetic subtlety will lead each of us into a trip in their own imagination.

In another of our galleries is “Purification” by the plastic artist Mariana Alarcón. which represents part of an internal process that she is seeking for herself namely, the simultaneous flow of mind and body. And to represent the flow, what better symbol than a bathtub? Where water is both subject and object, it constitutes a metaphor about time, leading to the question of whether objects change with time—or maybe objects change time.

To complete this cycle of exhibitions, we present the work of Rogelio Manzo in a show titled “Visceral.” The artist demonstrates that behind the marvel of an individual life is the miracle of the existence of that life, which at the same time is so fragile and finite, which can at any moment break and come to an end. This is a series, raw and poetic at the same time, that brings us face to face with the only certainty that we have as human beings—that we will die. Far removed from conventional forms of expression, Manzo has been investigating a complex array of techniques and disciplines to develop his work. To the public, it may appear that we are looking at a painting with textures and layers, but the artist is working more in the field of assemblage and, because of that, the work is closer to sculpture.

 

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