Culture in brief: Lia Galletti at the Julián Espinal Art Project
The Julián Espinal Art Project presents the exhibition “Interspaces,” by the artist Lia Galletti, from March 16 to April 10 at the gallery at 5 South Willow St., second floor.
They write, “The show is made up of the artist’s work for the past three years in which we can see a continuous evolution, both in the color palette and in the intensity of the technique (action painting and dripping) that is characteristic of its pictorial language.” Galletti was born in Havana, Cuba, and is based in Miami.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For information, Julián Espinal, Director, at 1-863-326-2252 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From the catalogue: "Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1943, Lia Galletti is a painter and printmaker. She left the island with her family at the age of 17 and moved to New York, where she finished her education and started to paint and exhibit her work in New York’s Greenwich Village and other venues on the east coast. Her father, also an artist, influenced her path towards becoming an artist as she watched him paint as a child. Lia is an abstract artist and has been painting ever since, developing her individual style and technique. She studied printmaking within the disciplines of etching, drypoint, linocut, silkscreen and monoprint. Lia exhibited her work and received an award at The Boston Printmakers, Brockton Art Museum, Boston, MA (1988). Her work is in their collection, as well as in the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, where she participated at the Ibero American Printmaking Biennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She recently participated in the Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial at Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan."
Galletti writes: "My work explores the spaces between reality and subreality in which emotions become expressions which appear in my paintings. I develop that image bordering between abstraction and reality until reality dematerializes into abstraction. I call this series Interspaces. I use acrylics as my medium because it is best for my technique. Painting is a spiritual experience that I transfer to the canvas and allow it to manifest. It is my own perception of that moment, freely expressed. It represents for me an individualized concept of beauty revealed to the World as my painting.”