Danny Esquenazi, Passion and Joy, 2015, MDF, Iron and NC Lacquer, 33.50 x 19.25 x 8 in.
(February 5 – March 26)
After a successful participation during Miami’s Art Week, Canale Diaz Art Center launches the new year with a stunning exhibition titled “Alternative Abstractions”. A group show that gathers the most recent works from Colombian artist Danny Esquenazi and Venezuelan artists Aureliano Parra and Reymond Romero. The opening reception will take place on Friday, February 5 as part of the city of Coral Gables’ Gallery Night.
Viewers will enjoy the artworks from these three Latin-American artists, leading the neo-kinetic movement and winners of dozen of awards whose oeuvres are present in numerous public and private collections. In “Alternative Abstractions” these three artists continue their individual searches over new possibilities in the geometric space.
In this manner, we can appreciate how Danny Esquenazi has transferred previous generations’ learning in regards to the experience of color to an underlying layer such as wood, and extends the possibility of perceptual surprises, thus multiplying his geometric shapes. Esquenazi designs vast number of forms on which he blends colors and shadows so that the hue scales excite the eye to the point of fostering new sensations of movement, not only visual but emotional as well, according to show curator, Adriana Herrera Tellez, Ph.D.
Aureliano Parra, Chromatic Incisions, 2015, Painted Mylar Acetate, 55 x 54 in.
For his part, Aureliano Parra’s artwork gives rise to three-dimensional pieces installed on the wall as curtains of mylar acetate. In these geometries of light, Parra invades the space referencing the electrical world of twinkling lights or the speed of cars as seen from a great height drawing bright lines on the pavement. Parra uses unpredictable and perpendicular vectors to build dynamic color fields always in continuous expansion, explains Adriana Herrera Tellez, Ph.D.. Turning away from the traditional frames, he installs his pieces like a waterfall floating on the wall surface.
Finally, in Reymond Romero's artwork, the line has been replaced by thread. Romero transforms the legacy of expert generations in weaving objects such as weighing nets, or quilts, and extends the use of thread and its constructions into the contemporary art's field. Romero seeks to create a perceptive practice related to the tactile experience, this is, an emotional and changing experience of colors which moves according to the position of the observer interacting with the piece.
Reymond Romero, Polychromy, 2015,Textile and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
“Alternative Abstractions” will be on display until March 26th and open to the public Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm for those who would like to become acquainted to or rediscover the work of these three amazing artists.
About Canale Diaz Art Center
Canale Diaz Art Center is a cultural space focused on Latin American Contemporary Art in three main streams: new abstraction, neo-pop and conceptual figuration. The center also fuses other forms of artistic expressions, such as performing arts and literature in their events with the purpose of providing a culturally enriching experience to the public.