Galería Reloj 46 Is Back
By Jade Arroyo
Galería Reloj 46 was opened in 1999 by Gerry Hill and functioned as a gallery displaying local artists and guests in different disciplines. The gallery worked successfully for several years until Gerry made the decision to move to Florida. The space remained empty. Last Thursday, it opened its doors again to present a small group of artists who create sculpture, ceramics, photography, and art objects.
The aim now is to establish a contemporary reference point in San Miguel, generating new discourses and opening the range of artistic offers. For the new group, it is an exercise to find a way for three generations of artists to coexist and achieve aesthetic harmony in a single space.
Fabricio Tomé Sánchez, who manages the project, is a ceramicist and wants to offer functional objects of art: “Ceramics is my main work material since I consider that each piece becomes, by itself, a historical testimony that can be kept very long. I have a fascination for objects and the role they play in my life and the life of others, in the history they accumulate, in the distances they travel throughout their existence, and in the joy they provide in spite of sometimes being useless. This led me to look for a space where I could put these objects within reach of other people who share that same taste.”
Lodo is his brand of ceramics, and he is solely responsible for bringing together the work of fellow potters in this space. There you can also see the photo series “Augmented Realities” by Fabricio, as well as Chena San Martín’s and Gerry Hill’s paintings.
There are plans as well to organize presentations and lectures in the future. The gallery hours are from Thursday to Sunday from 12 to 7pm.