A continuación la nota de prensa de esta muestra que incide en el tema de la identidad latinoamericana y la gratitud a los antepasados.
by: Persi Narvaez-Machicao
"As modern Latin-Americans, we are very proud to recall our cultural heritage that gives a context to our rich identity; an identity that is sometimes undermined by attempts of globalization, causing us to forget the dignity inherent in what we represent.
In this exhibition, Pre-Columbian images and icons come to life with vivid color in contemporary situations. Through this concept, I hope to reinforce my own identity while expressing gratitude to my ancestors."
Persi Narvaez tells his personal story through his painting, creating greatly expressive images of feeling and emotions. In his work, Narvaez explores the connection with his land, his people and himself. His work is based on the reaffirmation of his identity, the social, spiritual identity and the human being.
In his abstract works Narvaez represents the quotidian sexual life but the sexual life as a process of evolution. Thanks to his knowledge and development he can evolve into a spiritual form, continuing the search for the spiritual, if not the physiological center. Using juxtaposition and superimposing images and forms, finding pre-Columbian symbols, he creates the illusion of a sublime space as if from another world.
DIRECTIONS, PARKING, AND GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Gallery at Casa de
85 West Newton St., Boston, MA 02118