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GR Gallery

By Crystal Victoria

The Gallery Gerardo Ruiz has the pleasure of inviting the community of San Miguel to the exhibition of Virginia Del Campo, the Chilean-French artist, who offers us a series of 30 collages made recently. When we hear the word collage, we usually associate it with a mixture of different things gathered together. In the field of visual arts, the collage is a method of communication between the artist and his or her audience, used at the beginning of the twentieth century by artists such as Braque, Picasso, and M. Duchamp, and later by pop artists and expressionists such as Rauschemberg and A. Tapies. Collage is a technique that combines elements of different natures such as photos, newspaper clippings, painted paper, documents, fabrics, and a diversity of other materials. These freed the avant-garde artists previously mentioned from traditional techniques, thereby enriching their works by creating new planes and textures. The collages of Virginia Del Campo are inscribed within the abstraction, and despite the saturation of forms, lines, dots, colors, and textures, they maintain a harmony in their whole, making good use of color and creating contrasts but also creating formal breaks through lines or textures. It is necessary to emphasize the dynamism produced by the distribution of the forms in the plane that suggests a constant movement. In the collages of different artists and times, we find surprising and/or antagonistic materials that allow us to perceive the intention of the artist, sometimes critical, constructivist, and even poetic—as the great poetess Carmen Alardín defined the collage: “universe in pieces.” The exhibition will remain open until February 20. The Gallery GR is located in house number 4 of the Fábrica La Aurora, between the parking lot of the factory and the Vasconcelos School. Do not miss it.

“30 Collages”
By Virginia Del Campo
Sat, Feb 11, 7–9:30pm
Casa 4, Fábrica La Aurora
The exhibition will remain open until Feb 20

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