Glocal Proposals organized by Esperanza León of SOLAR
presented at Elga Wimmer PCC, 526 West 26th Street, #310, Ny, NY 10001
Opening Receptions for the two shows:
Acts of Silence: Eduardo Bárcenas, Reception Thursday, 15 January, 6-8 p.m.
Esperant: Miquel Salom, Reception Thursday, 12 February, 6-8 p.m.
SOLAR proudly announces that owner/director, Ms. Esperanza León, is organizing two solo exhibitions to be presented at Elga Wimmer PCC, New York City. Planned as part of a series called Glocal Proposals, the two shows will be held consecutively at the Chelsea gallery space beginning 13 January through 10 March 2009.
Glocal Proposals bring together artists able to identify sensitively with global as well as local influences and circumstances in their artwork. Their capacity to bridge the poles creates a new mode of expression: glocal. Many, if not most, people nowadays live glocal lives led by globalizing factors like air travel, mobile phones, the Internet. It is the artist’s ability to be authentic to his local social and cultural expression while identifying himself, and being identified with, a global arts representation that is key to a successful work of art.
Acts of Silence constitutes Glocal Proposal I and will begin on January 13, 2009, presenting a selection of works by Venezuelan artist, Eduardo Bárcenas. This is Bárcenas’ first solo show in New York City. Benjamin Genocchio wrote in The New York Times about the artist’s 2006 show at SOLAR in East Hampton, “Mr. Bárcenas takes as his theme social and political events in Latin America, though without grandstanding or being too obvious about it. His works are vague and dreamlike, aiming to evoke feelings of loss, tragedy and despair.” The current selection includes paintings and works on paper as well as wire and mixed media box constructions dating between 2000 and the present. Bárcenas has exhibited extensively in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the United States. He has been invited twice to exhibit at the Havana Biennial and has won a number of prizes and recognitions for his work, most recently the significant “Alexis Perez Mujica” award in Venezuela.