William Fares and Alberto Lenz Art Exhibition in Bar Berlin
By Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda
The Berlin Bar, located in the historic downtown of our city, has been characterized as an important meeting place for the artistic community. For some time, it has also provided its walls to show art exhibitions of great importance, thus contributing to the development of the cultural life in San Miguel de Allende.
“Sin Fronteras/No Borders”
William Fares and Alberto Lenz
Thu, Aug 4, 6pm
Next Thursday, August 4, another important exhibition will open in the Berlin Bar. This is the exhibition entitled “Sin Fronteras/No Borders,” with recent works by two renowned artists from the local scene, both with extensive international experience: William Fares and Alberto Lenz.
Fares and Lenz have the geometric abstract language in common, and each one adopts his own very original expression. This integration of figure and ground is a central proposal in Fares’s work, dissolving the boundaries between the object and the support, between the container and the contents.
Alberto Lenz addresses geometric abstraction away from a minimalist perspective. The works he presents in this exhibition are a great baroque carnival of designs, colors, and shapes that are repeated from one work to another. Using the multiplication and repetition of basic geometric figures, the artist shows that a small number of simple structures can create a large number of more complex ones, as happens in nature. By doing this, Lenz also dissolves the boundaries between forms, which merge and integrate with each other.
Since William Fares is an artist from the United States and Alberto Lenz is a Mexican artist, the title refers also to the fruitful dialogue between these two artists with different cultural backgrounds, showing that art can get through this kind of barrier, allowing us to build bridges and tear down walls between cultures.
The exhibition “Sin Fronteras/No Borders,” with works by William Fares and Alberto Lenz, will remain on display in the Berlin Bar until early October.