New Exhibit at Galería San Francisco
By Susan Santiago
Galeria San Francisco is currently featuring the work of five new artists. For many years Susan Fiori has created magical assembled boxes in metal, always intrigued by the manner in which changes occur through heat, patinas, and the addition of color. Susan’s subject matter deals with mythology, psychology, and spiritual symbols. Every part of each piece is worked by hand and there are several stages until completion.
Galería San Francisco Introduce Five New Artists
Galería San Francisco
San Francisco 1 (entrance across from Intercam) 2nd floor
Rohana Laing studied at Vancouver School of Art, where she majored in printmaking and painting. In later years she traveled to South America, Mexico, and Central America, always painting during her travels. As member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, she exhibited in many juried exhibitions and received numerous awards.
Rohana paints the ordinary/extraordinary Mexican people with dignity and grace, portraying in her work her love of people, her concern for social justice, and her spiritual sensitivity.
Yvan Genest divides his time between his studios in San Miguel and Puerto Vallarta. For many years he lived and exhibited in Paris. His first trip to Mexico in 1985 led to his discovery of the spirituality of Mexican art.
He is a self-taught artist with diverse influences, from Mexican popular culture to Expressionism to free-form figurative art. Yvan has had more than a hundred solo and public shows in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Mexico. His artwork is displayed in private and corporate collections around the world.
Jane Bingham has had a very successful career as a potter in the US. In 2008, after returning home from a vacation in San Miguel, she focused her attention on creating stoneware Bird Sculptures as a way of expanding her horizons. Over the last eight years she has undertaken ever more esoteric subjects, sculpting the exotic birds of Africa & South America, as well as many other species of animals from all over the globe.
In 2010 she started sculpting women from many cultures. Her aim is to capture the spirit of each one of her subjects. Her work is in collections around the world.
Shirli Marcantel is a painter, sculptor, photographer, and collage artist. Her work is inspired by her studies of design and the botanical world.
Shirli studied art at the University of Houston, the Houston Museum of Fine Art’s Glassell School, and Rice University’s Continuing Education Center. She completed the Glassell School’s art program in 2000 with a major in ceramics and sculpture.
Shirli’s work is in many corporate and private collections in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.