Irazoqui art gallery

cordially invites you
to the opening reception of

Samantha Sánchez.
Mi Casa es un Circo

Curated by Adriana Herrera &
Willy Castellanos

Saturday August 11, 7 - 10 pm


Irazoqui Art Gallery
at the Wynwood Building
2750 NW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
305 244 0918

Samantha Sanchez, untitled, 2012, acrilico,oleo paste, 48 x 48 in.
Samantha Sanchez, bienvenida, 2009, acrilico,oleo paste, 48 x 24 in.
Samantha Sanchez, Hay una jirafa en la mesa, acrilico, oleo paste, 36 x 48 in.
August 11 - October 8Mi casa es un circo, an exhibition by Samantha Sánchez (Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1974), is based on the dazzling acrobatics of an artist’s domestic universe as her two young daughters appropriate very particular incarnations: a giraffe and an elephant.By appealing to efficient graphic resources, the artist provides her unique perceptual take on an iconographical style that was originally inspired by the millenarian circus tradition and that had a grand impact on the surrealists, transforming it into a playful piece inseparable from the likes of an affectionate biography.The artist, then, resembles a juggler who balances humor and tenderness with a sense of amusement on the stage of a peculiar venue where domestic objects are no different from those of a circus.

In the slightness and freshness of her strokes – that as she herself admits, “let themselves get filled with pink,” like a house where little girls live – lies a fantastic reflection that transgresses the tensions between the nurture versus nature debate, and an expressive power that contains a fragile line that can separate order from chaos among the universe of all affectionate relationships.

Like Chagall, who saw in the circus a constant motive, the sense of love and vital amusement are key in Samantha’s art. Her visual universe is connected to the journeys of a couple – always adorned with long, striped socks – that can emerge to infinity, or simply create a circus within that house that art fills with a crowd of spectators. " Adriana Herrera


About Irazoqui Art Gallery

The Irazoqui Art Gallery is an entity that stems from the intrinsic desire to provide an eloquent space for the unique artistic voices of this generation, showcasing the deeply sophisticated craftsmanship and distinct candor of both local and international contemporary artists.

The gallery's raison d'être is to exhibit extraordinary works of art that are exceptional both in purpose as well as in their execution. The techniques employed -- whether traditional or non-traditional -- along with the concepts explored range from artist to artist. The gallery's objective, however, remains consistently the same.

It is the Irazoqui Art Gallery's utmost aspiration to uniformly present, in an artistically harmonious environment, a space where different stories and diverse styles come together in order to create a synergic ensemble of experiences.


2750 NW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

305 244 0918

Tues - Sat: 10 - 6

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