OUT OF ORDER
New works of painting, photography and installation by Aníbal Catalan
May 2 – June 30, 2013
Opening reception May 2, 2013 from 6 - 9 pm
Trained as an architect, Mexican artist Aníbal Catalan draws tremendous influence from the stark sensibilities of the Russian Constructivists. Working in a variety of different mediums, Catalan forms chaos out of order by feeding his unique structural renderings through a series of CAD programs, breaking them down into new forms that take on the random quality of the natural world. The artist translates these unique pieces into site-specific installations, paintings, drawings and even intervened Polaroids, combining all elements into exhibitions that bridge the gap between the 2 dimensional and the 3 dimensional.
Victor Hugo Zayas: AIRE
April 4 - 30, 2013
Opening reception April 4, 2013 from 6 - 9 pm
In this exhibition entitled AIRE, artist Victor Hugo Zayas presents a collection of new paintings created as a continuation of his larger GRID series inspired by the Los Angeles Airport. These works pay homage to the human capacity to transcend – both literally and metaphorically. Using deconstructed landscapes that are sculptural in their depth, Zayas's paintings feature strong intersecting lines representative of the take-off and landings of airplanes, creating an abstract urban grid that hovers between the earth and air.
Victor Hugo Zayas’ talent has proven prodigious, prolific and relentless. His work has been exhibited in galleries and collections across Southern California including museums such as the MOLAA (Long Beach, CA), the Contemporary Museum of Art (Mexico City, Mexico), the Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA) and most recently a solo exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA).
MATING SEASON - New Works by Mayra Barraza
MARCH 1st - 31st, 2013
Opening reception 7, 2013 from 6 - 9 pm
Lady G is the epitome of the traditional reclined nude from art history – a classic representation of submission and objectified femininity. Only she’s a Lhasa bitch and her sumptuous portrait lies on plush red velvet. World renown for her portraiture, Barraza’s new work does not disappoint.
In a groundbreaking show entitled ‘MATING SEASON’ Barraza moves away from the explicit representation of violence and invisibility of her prior works, to the visibility of genetic action and its multiplicity of outcomes. Black and white kittens frolic and play on black and white velvets in ‘Schrödinger´s Visit’. Animal and artist eyes peek out from what becomes a forest of literal multiplying mirrored images. And the ‘bitch’ rules the roost with the lhasa reclined – embodying the dignity and humor Barraza brings to this intersection of nature and culture.
HOW TO BE A WHALE AND LOVE A CAT
Drawings and objects by ESTERIO SEGURA
February 7 - March 28, 2013
Artist reception, February 7, 2013
Artist will be in attendance
6 - 9 pm
A 1950’s Plymouth Chrysler that has been repurposed into a combat submarine; Long distance tension bridges whose cables are made of elongated strands of human hair; A Killer whales with jet engine wings and technical specs with annotated poems. In a continuing mission to expose the best of Latin Contemporary art, saltfineart presents HOW TO BE A WHALE AND LOVE A CAT, the drawings of world-renowned Cuban artist Esterio Segura. In an east/west collaboration, saltfineart’s exhibition will coincide with the Rockefeller Center’s opening of 21 large scale installations of his sculptural work GOODBYE MY LOVE in Times Square, New York.
2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
February 15 - 17, 2013
Once the playground of movies, captains of industry and world leaders, the region has evolved into a respected art oasis in the Southern California desert with a vibrant cultural scene devoted to the visual arts.
After the rousing success of the first year, Palm Springs region is set to be the gracious host to the second year edition. – with festivities beginning February 15, 2013, at the spectacular and readily accessible Palm Springs Convention Center.
Join us at booth# 106.
New Photography by Cecilia Paredes
New Paintings by Luis Cornejo
December 6, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Artist reception December 6, 2012
6 – 9 pm
El Salvadorian painter Luis Cornejo and Peruvian performance photographer Cecilia Paredes both play with the idea of identity and self-expression in and amongst popular culture and polite society, exploring the often times over-the-top ways in which we choose to hide in plain sight.
For Luis Cornejo the works speaks to the art of mimicry through the clever use of pop-culture icons, a turtle shell hardhat from Super Mario Brothers protects a beautiful woman from the threat of “bonks” and “bangs” while another pair of women are seated side by side, conjoined as their clothing and arms weaving in and around one another, each wearing a bomb cap with the fuses lit. His meaning is both playful and sincere: Your efforts to hide behind the trappings of beauty are in fact exposing its absurdity.
Cecilia Paredes goes through a great deal of trouble to blend herself. Almost entirely self-portraiture, her performance photography speaks to her own experience married to a man in the diplomatic service and living in many different places throughout the world, each location providing a unique opportunity to join a different culture. Her process is theatrical with several assistants providing support as she painstakingly paints herself to match a tapestry backdrop chosen to represent a former “home.” By the end of the performance, the artist has been transformed into a reflection of her surroundings, and yet, for all her efforts, is not invisible.
2 Large-scale, on-sight installation projects by
October 15 – November 29, 2012
Artist reception November 1, from 6 – 9 pm
Two artists known worldwide for their ability to highjack reality through the use of large-scale installations are transforming the entire interior structure of saltfineart gallery into a work of art. Ronald Morán will be constructing a labyrinth created from 10 foots panels wrapped in industrial cotton. Also being exhibited are his atmospheric oil paintings reflecting the maze in compositions that have no particular beginning or end. Priscilla Monge takes minute elements of the everyday in this case key fobs, enlarging and embellishing them with textiled messages with a wit so stunning the viewer is left to decide between laughter and tears. Monge with have one half of the gallery and Morán the other: two separate worlds playing off each other.
September 1 - 30, 2012
EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15TH
Artist reception October 4th
from 6 - 9 pm
From magnificent miniature gardens created through literary subtraction, to indigenous tapestries that use smart technology, to visual verse that explores the depths of love, to fairy tale beauties debunked with stunning beauty and entire books cut, painted, printed and rebinded, Visual Chronicles looks into the dynamic and not oft explored power of the written word as expressed in a purely visual form. Not to be missed are woven sculptures made from cassette tapes narrating the entire New Testament.
Exhibition catalog HERE
July 1 - August 31
Artist reception July 5, 2012
6 - 9 pm
Our annual summer Colectiva event celebrates the whole of our past exhibition year with selections from represented artists with the work of a new artist not yet exhibited. This year we are showcasing the work of Los Angeles based street, collage and multi-media artist Carlos Ulloa.
Ulloa's collages envoke a Felliniesque state of satire and whimsy through careful selections from material that spans the very beautiful to the bizarre and grotesque. The combination of this spectrum of influence creates a kind of magic that the artist himself uses to invoke a sense of mystery surrounding himself and his work. Ulloa has shown both in the United States and throughout Europe and belongs to the perminent collections of Amnesty International and Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
First Thursday Artwalk, June 7 from 6 - 9 pm
Sit in the shade and enjoy a delicious Baja brunch and Mimosas on our patio as Carla Arzente presents 21 lots from world-renowned Latin American artists.
Sunday June 10, 11 - 1 pm
Live bidding starts at noon.
Catering by RASTA TACO!
LUIS FERNANDO PONCE
JOAQUIN RODRIGUEZ DEL PASO
JOSE PABLO SOLIS
Preview lots and starting bids here: http://www.saltfineart.com/auctions.php
May 3 - June 30, 2012
May 3 from 6 - 9 pm
I AM YOU, The Figure In Latin American Art, seeks to illustrate the power of the human figure through the work of Moises Barrios (Guatamala), Lucio Kansuet (Panama), Jose Rogriguez (El Salvador) and Rafael Varela (El Salvador). These artists, all considered master painters in their own right, use the human figure as a conductor of emotion in situations that vary from the hyper-realistic to the surreal. The result is a feeling of deep connection to the work rooted in our collective experiences of being human.
Selections from the WAR & FASHION series
April 5 - 30, 2012
Artist reception April 5 from 6 - 9 pm
saltfineart is proud to present selections from the WAR & FASHION series highlighting the seminal project in the rising career of Costa Rican painter Andriy Halashyn. With a biting sense of wit, striking color choices and classical rendering ability turned on its ear, these paintings are as stunning in their beauty as they are in the meaning behind them.
The exhibition will be comprised of 5 works from the series including an exclusive commissioned work that has never before been exhibited.
Ukrainian born, but living and working in Costa Rica for the past 10 years, Halashyn brings a cosmopolitan touch to his lushly dystopian paintings. In addition to winning awards in the Ukraine and Costa Rica, Halashyn has had numerous solo and collective exhibitions around the world in Los Angeles, Miami, Switzerland, the Ukraine, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama.
His work has been presented in major auction houses such as Philip De Pury and art fairs around the globe. In the last year alone, he has exhibited at the Los Angeles Art Show (Los Angeles), Arte Americas (Miami), Red Dot Art Fair (Miami), Arteahora Art Fair (Chicago) and the Hot Art Fair (Switzerland).
March 1 - 29, 2012
Artist reception will take place on March 1st, from 6 - 9 pm
The color-saturated and sensual canvases of renowned Panamanian painter Olga Sinclair are paired with the equally rich and masterful paintings and sculpture of Mexican/Los Angeles Master Victor Hugo Zayas in an exhibition designed to highlight their dynamic strengths in form and composition.
An artist in perpetual motion, Sinclair’s body of work is continually evolving - from her beginnings in figural work to sculpture and now abstraction. These paintings in particular represent a departure from the artist's earlier style with color and form taking primary focus. Sinclair’s art forms part of the permanent collections of museums in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
With a keen sense of observation, Zayas works swiftly. His subject matter encompasses the figure, landscape, and cityscape, and the breadth and generosity of his paints cover canvas and, surprisingly, paper. Looking to artworks by European masters such as Velázquez, Titian, Rembrandt, Fragonard, and Goya, Zayas has developed an expressionist style of paint handling that renders landscape as visceral, moody, and passionate. Recently Zayas opened a solo exhibition at Laguna Art Museum, Mi Orbra comprised of his most notable pantings along with a series of sculptures made from gun remnants donated by the LAPD through the gun buyback program.
¡CUBA! 11 artists speak for 11 million
JANUARY 5th - FEBRUARY 29th
OPENING RECEPTION JAN 5th, 6 - 9 pm
Saltfineart is proud to present its most daring and intense show to date ¡CUBA! featuring 11 artists living and working within a culture that has been shut off from the rest of the world. More than just an exhibition of art, ¡CUBA! is a rare view past the socio political show and into the hearts and minds of its people.
Among the artists featured are Abel Barroso, with his playful wooden sculptures that provoke thoughts on borders and migrations, Esterio Segura who uses humor and sexual kitsch to reveal truths of the regime, Ernesto Javier Fernandez who juxtaposes sober black and white photography with bright questioning neon and William Perez whose resin and acrylic worlds reveal an amazing draftsmen and philosopher.
The participating artists range from raw, emerging talents to venerated icons that form a part of museums such as the MOMA (New York) and Whitney (New York).
We are pleased to announce that we will again be attending the LA Art Show held at the LA Convention Center January 19 - 22nd.
saltfineart will be showing in the Modern & Contemporary Hall, booth B134.
Please find below links to tickets sales and more information on special events of the LA Art Show website.
November 3 - December 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm
Graffiti Nature / The Nature of Graffiti explores the spectrum of influence "street art" has had on contemporary art through the work of two ground-breaking artists, Cisco Merel and the collaborative team W.
Merel’s canvases combine the compositional awareness of a classical painter and the graphic qualities of a street artist in order to convey a post-modern Utopia, moments of beauty and color infused into a world of chaos and concrete. Merel has a deep and abiding respect for nature and the environment that infuses all of his work. The results are delightfully manic compositions comprised of dense tree branches colorfully painted in his signature tubular style or vibrant birds flying upon dense graffiti wings.
W represents two artists, Paz Ulloa and Vinicio Jimenez, working together as a team. Passing their creations between each artist, both add a small part that contributes to whole therefore continuously reinventing the meaning of the piece until it is deemed finished. Process gives way to a constructed comic book-anime universe, fluid and rapidly moving, seen through a youthful gaze.
The Pacific Art Foundation presents BROAD TOPICS, A Woman's Take on the Industry of Art
Featuring NEW WORK from saltfineart artists OLGA SINCLAIR and CECILIA PAREDES
Enjoy an evening of fine cocktails and delicious food at the PACIFIC CLUB, NEWPORT BEACH as you meet with some of the most influencial woman in the Orange County arts scene. A VIP reception will also be held featuring a talk by Peter Frank, renowned art critic, contributor to the Huffington Post and all-around expert in Contemporary Art.
Afterwards the main gallery opens to a stunning installation of 8 artists currated by top area gallerists, JoAnne Artman Fine Art, Art Cube, Sue Greenwood Fine Art and saltfineart.
Includes entrance to the pre-event featuring cocktails during a special presentation by Peter Frank. Also includes entrance to the Main Gallery and Meet The Artists reception, includes food & drinks.
Includes entrance to the Main Gallery and Meet The Artists reception, includes food & drinks.
September 1 - October 30, 2011
Meet the Artist: Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm
In an exciting prequel to his solo show at the Laguna Museum of Art in the winter of 2012, saltfineart is proud to present KINETIC featuring Victor Hugo Zayas' never before seen line work - delicate nudes in charcoal and electrical grids in thick, visceral oils. Also forming part of the exhibition is an astounding collection of vibrant rocks, ranging from giant to minute, that the artist has created privately for years.
Installed by discipline (drawing, painting and sculpture) throughout the three rooms of the gallery, the exhibit will focus on the tremendous strength of Zayas’ line and composition. No matter what the artist turns his focus towards, the result is a dynamic tribute to the essence of its form.
saltfineart will also be issuing a beautiful special edition companion catalog featuring an exclusive written tribute to Zayas’ work by renowned art critic Peter Frank.
JULY - AUGUST 2011
The COLECTIVA summer exhibition allows us to gather our artists for an all-encompassing exhibition celebrating the breadth and depth of Latin Contemporary art while at the same time choosing to highlight work from a new artist to the gallery. This year we are pleased to introduce the photography of Leo Correa.
Leo Correa’s photographs split the world in two. An ordinary object----a teapot, a boiling pan, a stop light and a television set--- becomes extraordinary by opening onto another world. This other world is never simply reflected--- rather, it is distorted in a metallic convex mirror. Reality and dream become a hyperreal series of grotesque elongations, burlesque bloating and regressive repetitions. A well-established multimedia artist with a 30-year career, Correa’s work is part of several reputable public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The MOLAA, Christie’s Auction House and Bucknell University.
Correa is joined by artists from the perminent collection representing over 10 different countries throughout Latin America.
three renowned female photographers comment on their world
CECILIA PAREDES, ANA MERCEDES HOYOS and CINTHYA SOTO
May 5 - June 30, 2011
Opening reception Thursday May 5, 2011 6 - 9 pm
Saltfineart initiates a visual conversation amongst work by aesthetic giants, all artists having shown in prestigious biennials, belong in impressive permanent collections and each has, in their 20, 30 and 50 year careers, exhibited widely all over the globe and enjoyed tremendous critical acclaim.
Paredes uses her body as canvas, painting herself into backgrounds of damask and traditional chintz. But she never completely blends-- never becomes mere decoration. In 2010 alone she was awarded a Fulbright and a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art Moscow.
Hoyos is recognized as one of the most outstanding artists in present day Colombia - with solo exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Peter Frank recently wrote of her photographs,
"...Hoyos realizes in translating what her eye (or camera) sees into what her hand (or brush or pen) renders, her photos exhibit logically and in dynamic contrast with her other work."
Soto relentlessly interrogates and extends the limits of photography, often incorporating her work into multi-media installations that proffer the illusion of time and sensual experience. The pieces to be exhibited include photographs of painted trump d’oeil murals, imparting the illusion of a double reality or worlds within worlds. She has enjoyed solo shows in Quito, Italy, Spain and Costa Rica, collective exhibits in Europe, the U.S., Taiwan, Central and South America, and participated in several prestigious biennials, including the renowned Venice Biennial. In 2010 she was accredited PROJETS DE CREATION ARTISTIQUE by the prestigous Musée du Auai Branly.
While each of these artists’ images are a must see on their own, it is the vision to juxtapose the three that creates the most interesting view.
The 2nd Annual
Preview May 30 - June 3th
Live bidding, June 4th from 6 - 9 pm
Join us for an evening of South Coast Highway robbery as we auction 25 lots of the best in Latin Contemporary art featured at saltfineart. We are proud to announce that we will again be working with local Laguna Beach charity Growers First with a portion of the proceed going to fund their work in Latin America.
Beginning in Mexico, Growers First programs have spread around the world, to include Indonesia, Rwanda, and Honduras and incorporates other tree crop products in addition to coffee. In all these areas, Growers First programs have resulted in sustainable higher incomes for small farmers, creation of new jobs in the community, and an overall improvement in the social and economic quality of life of the grower and his family.
MARCH 3 - APRIL 30, 2011 Opening reception, Thursday March 3, 2011
Limited edition catalog featuring an essay by Daniella Walsh available for purchase. A signing will take place from 6 - 7 pm during the opening reception.
mayra barraza, roberto guerrero, angel poyon, priscilla monge, luis fernando ponce, jorge de leon, irene pressner, jaime izaguirre, jorge linares, ronald moran and karen clachar
This powerhouse of talent, taken together, forms part of the permanent collections of the Tate, the Museum of Modern Art in Tapei and the MOLAA. Each artist, from the rising to the renowned, has particpated in biennials around the world & shown in major capitals from London to New York to Paris.
Experimental demonstrates the aesthetic depth and political potency of Latin American conceptual art. The theme of power and its' reversal dominates the exhibit---- the workings of power are probed with humor, satire, subterfuge, outrage and curiosity. From the blood red of Monge's lush and subversive word plays to Guerrero's linguistic insurrections--his set of embellished gold guns set like cameras, titled "Lethal Weapons for a Delicate Soldier"--we witness the shift from the visual to the conceptual that marks contemporary art.
Andriy Halashyn and Luis Cornejo
Artist Reception Thursday January 6, 2011
Additional reception Thursday February 3, 2011
Emerging global sensations Andriy Halashyn and Luis Cornejo, both represented exclusively in the United States by saltfineart, come to the Laguna Beach gallery after having their work circle the globe. Both are hot. Both have been sold out in Latin America, Asia and Europe. And the one place you can see them is at the only Orange County gallery that specializes in Latin Contemporary – saltfineart.
Wedding pop and hyperrealism, Halashyn’s dystopic dreamscapes juxtapose moneyed beauty with ruin, waste and contamination. His canvases tell a tale of two cities in the optic language of a deadpan and painterly pop. A neon green chemically contaminated river runs through a beautiful backdrop reminiscent of Venice, a plucky and cherubic baby plays with garbage and an artificially indigo blue kid collects waste.
Cornejo paints with cheek. He dons pretty young things with Mickey Mouse ears, tails, clownish caps and surrealistically long hands, marring their exquisite beauty. By using slapstick and coarse distortion, Cornejo challenges our idea of perfect beauty and our tedious worship of it. Like Halashyn, Cornejo’s aesthetic is hyperreal---- but Cornejo fuses oil and acrylic to seamlessly combine stunning realism with a highly stylized, flat 2-dimentional style.
NEW WORK BY OLGA SINCLAIR
NOVEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 31, 2010
MEET THE ARTIST
Artist Reception NOV 4th, 6 - 9 PM
Saltfineart has secured an exclusive opportunity to feature the latest abstract work by renowned Panamanian artist Olga Sinclair in North America. Coming off of a solo show of 32 giant color soaked canvases held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Sinclair will personally appear at the Laguna Beach gallery to open her November show “Saturation.” All of Sinclair’s gestures are big. Her work has largesse, ferocity and full sensuality.
Sinclair’s art enjoys tremendous critical recognition and has been exhibited around the world. Moving beyond the influence and talent of her famous father, Alfredo Sinclair, Olga is the bigger name and stronger presence. With her first public exhibition at the age of 14, Sinclair has since had solo exhibitions in the Miami, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Jakarta and Buenos Aires. Her art forms a part of the permanent collections of museums in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
OCTOBER 1 - 31st, 2010
FEATURING NEW WORK BY
Saltfineart announces the first opportunity on the West Coast to view the overlapping visions of José Rodriguez and Mónica Torrebiarte. From the grand theme of fate to the more mundane moment of swatting a fly, Rodriguez and Torrebiarte fluently mix the hyperreal with the surreal--- and all that flourishes in between.
Rodriguez enjoys a strong and growing following by both critics and collectors alike. With over 100 collective and 11 solo exhibitions--- in addition to showings at two international biennials--- the quality of Rodriguez's talent is well established. Torrebiarte has enjoyed seven solo exhibitions throughout Latin America, and participated in two etching biennials. Her technique, honed over 20 years of unwavering dedication to a single art form, pushes engraving forward.
Moises Barrios &
Sept 1 - 30th, 2010
As seen on the western coast of the United States for the first time in twenty years, Saltfineart kicks of the fall art season with Guatemalan Masters, an exclusive side by side exhibition of two artists never before shown together - Moises Barrios and Arturo Monroy. Named by Exit Madrid as one of 100 Most Influential Latin Contemporary artists of our times, Barrios has had exhibitions in 25 different countries, including solo shows at both the MoCHA New York and the MOMA Mexico. Monroy has a career spanning three decades and three continents; his work forms a part of important public collections in both Guatemala and Germany.
8 countries /16 artists
July 1st - Aug 31st 2010
Mayra Barraza detail from BUNNY Oil on Black Velvet 43 x 39 inches (right)
We just got back from a whirlwind trip through Latin America! Come see some of the spoils of our journey.
NEW ARTIST Irene Pressner - The first to use a tattoo device to burn art onto encaustic (beeswax), Pressner not only brings the street into the white cube, she also wins the first prize in the MOLAA awards of 2006 for her ‘Rococomics’ series.
NEW WORKS FROM
Mayra Barraza -The distinctions of Barraza’s career and her contribution over the last 20 years to the Latin American cultural and artistic discourse have confirmed her in the art community as a well recognized leader of contemporary Latin American art.
José Rodriguez - With over 100 collective and 11 solo exhibitions, the quite power of Rodriguez’s surreal world have earned him a following recognized by juries and collectors alike.
Jaime Izaguirre - Just selected to participate in a World Bank exposition that will travel from Washington D.C. to Paris, Izaguirre was also awarded the first prize in the internationally juried auction of the Museum of Art El Salvador (2009) and won second place at the II International Video Festival in Nicaragua (2009).
THE SCULPTURAL CABINETS OF LUCAS RISE ARTIST RECEPTION & CARNIVAL CELEBRATION A BIG TOP, ROASTED PEANUTS, JUGGLERS, TROUBADOURS & BEER JUNE 3, 2010 6 - 9 PM
Weighing in at over 3,000 lbs and comprising years of arduous, exacting work - the sculptural cabinets of Lucas Risé will arrive from Buenos Aires with the subtlety of a circus coming to town. These monumental pieces represent work that spans across a decade.
Ranging from South American Colonial dressers in oak to a 1920's antique American refrigerator, the base of these cabinets is just the beginning. Risé sculpts using thousands of individually hand cut and painted pieces, each nailed into place to create a mosaic that challenges the viewer to explore their physical dimension. Look at them head on, from the side or top-down - the view will never be the same. Each piece conveys a keen understanding not only of design and composition, but also of mathematics and physics.
EXHIBITION RUNS JUNE 3 - 30th, 2010
THE AMAZING STEALS AUCTION 2010
IN GALLERY PREVIEW MAY 1st - 8, INCLUDING FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK
AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 8TH 1-3 PM
Make sure to arrive early to enjoy delicious appetizers from famed Art Festival caterer Chef Mollyas you preview works from 1 - 2 pm. The live auction starts at 2 pm.
Guaranteed to be an outstanding experience, art auctioneer Christopher Law will be taking the podium to auction 25 works from a wide spectrum of museum caliber Latin American artists featured at saltfineart. Starting bids are based on 50% of the retail value of the work with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Growers First.
LAND OF THE FREE - PALENQUE
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY WORLD RENOWN ANA MERCEDES HOYOS
APRIL 1 - MAY 31
With a prolific career spanning across 4 continents over the last 55 years, the work of Ana Mercedes Hoyos can be found in the permanent collections of museums in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Japan and New York. Ana Mercedes Hoyos is recognized as one of the most outstanding living artists in present day Colombia.
NEW WORK BY AWARD WINNING ARTIST MAYRA BARRAZA
THURSDAY MARCH 4, 6 - 9 PM
Blink and you'll miss it. This March, for 24 days only, saltfineart will be unveiling a groundbreaking series of portraits. Step up to these "Invisible Men", step away from them, squint at them, ogle - these interactive works are sure to be interpreted differently by everyone who experiences them. The power of these works cannot be conveyed digitally, it is truly something to see with your own eyes.
"Invisible Man", is the newest body of work produced by Mayra Barraza as she continues to develop her artistic voice in pursuit of the human experience. These groundbreaking portraits, a tribute to Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man", explore the realms of identity, both public and private using a visual language that hides and reveals. Also on display as part of the permanent collection will be her award winning pieces "The Sleep of Reason", poignant statements and explorations of the violence in her native country, and "Rolling Head", etchings from the Iberoamerican Bienniale.
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT OUR UPCOMING EXHIBITION
P E R S U A S I O N
RONALD MORAN &
LUIS FERNANDO PONCE
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PRIVATE ARTIST RECEPTION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
6 - 9 PM
PLEASE RSVP THROUGH THE CONTACT PAGE
WE WILL ALSO BE OPEN ON
FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK
FEBRUARY 4, 2010
REFLECTIONS ON LATIN AMERICA
FEATURING NEW WORK BY
MARCO VALENCIA & RAFAEL VARELA
as well as works from our permanent collection
join us for an artist reception
THURSDAY NOV 3, 6 - 9 PM
Few bring to life the beauty and contradictions of Latin America as beautifully as master realists Rafael Varela and Marco Valencia. Valencia’s lush, dense greens evoke a landscape that is far from our reality of cement sidewalks and cubicles - even as it disappears before our very eyes. Varela practices portraiture in its purest form, his keen eye capturing beauty and dignity in the face of uncertainty and poverty. Both are entirely self-taught and form a part of important collections worldwide, including the MOOLA (Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach), the Vatican and the White House Collection.
The exhibit runs from Dec 3 - Jan 31, 2010
THE RATIONAL AND THE POETIC
FEATURING NEW WORK BY
traveling from Panama to
join us for an artist reception
THURSDAY NOV 3, 6 - 9 PM
Having exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama, as well as represented his country at the Central American Biennale, Arosemena’s work has the attention of collectors and critics alike.
Arosemena’s original paintings exquisitely meld his passions and expertise in art, science, and classical music which he then wraps in the warm embrace of his indigenous Panamanian culture. Using acrylic on canvas or watercolors on paper, Arosemena paints freely bringing to life timeless and complex imagery in his uniquely inventive vocabulary that transcends generations or art movements.
The exhibit runs from Nov 5 - Dec 1, 2009
GRAND OPENING OF SALTFINEART,
FIRST LATIN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY IN BEACH CITIES
SAT OCT 3 6 - 9 PM
with a special presentation from
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART CURATOR IDURRE ALONSO
Featuring internationally renowned Latin American artists who have exhibited in every corner of the globe, saltfineart will open its doors in Laguna Beach with a bang louder than any stick hitting a piñata.
The inaugural will feature work from Latin American master Ana Mercedes Hoyos, accompanied by cutting-edge contemporary artists Ronald Moran and Mayra Barraza, internationally acclaimed artists Rafael Varela, José Rodriguez, Ocatvio Arosemena, Marco Valencia, Luis Cornejo and notable emerging artists Ana Zamora and Jaime Izaguirre.
The exhibit runs from Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2009
354 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949)497-5442
Open 12 - 6 pm daily. Closed Wednesday.
saltfineart, in collaboration with Marion Meyer Contemporary Art , are pleased to invite you to modern(o), a cutting edge show of work from Latin America. The artists featured - Ronald Morán, Mayra Barraza and Luis Cornejo have not only been shown and collected in galleries across the globe, their work also represents the backbone of contemporary art from their respective regions, as evidenced by their countless museum and public art exhibitions.
Cornejo has never before been seen in the United States. Barraza currently hangs at the Museum of Latin American Art and the Palacios de Cáceres in Spain. Moran's videos, animation, installation, photography and drawings have made him the darling of the museum circuit - from Mexico to New York to Austria and Italy.