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Montealegre

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019
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Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 12:00pm

Beautifully curated show featuring several series of paintings created by Eva Montealegre. Work that is evocative and steeped in art tradition while pushing the boundaries of new and exciting territories. Textured and colorful, delightful and deep.

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Montealegre’s art education emerged under the tutelage of abstract painter, Robert Kingston. She is a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant for her perfor-mance art piece: Portrait of the First Woman. This unique projected featured inner-city youth dancing to improv classical music in front of Montealegre’s painting titled Higgs Boson, inspired by the Peter Higgs theory and depicting the creation of the universe. The ballet students used ribbon, fabric, and hand-created headpieces to produce a 3-D experience of asteroids, comets and nebulas portraying that first moment in time and essentially bringing the painting to life. Professional choreographer, Beatriz Vasquez, her dance troupe and Montealegre performed with the youth.

Eva Montealegre's gallery debut was at Long Beach Arts, where Lady Starskull Ponders the Cosmos was awarded a prize. Since then she has exhibited her work widely at many California galleries including bG Gallery, Beyond the Lines at Bergamot Station, Blue Bird Art House, Modern Art Gallery, Orlando Gallery, TAG Gallery and Verve Gallery. Her work has also been shown at Art Raw Gallery in West Chelsea, NY. In addition, she has auctioned her paintings at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to raise money for water wells in Haiti. She will be featured in a solo exhibit in March at the City of Fontana's Art Depot Gallery.

Montealegre has continued to win prizes for her paintings and her works are featured in several publications including Art & Beyond August 2018, Art Takes Time Square and Creative Voice in UniteWomen.Org

Artist statement: I am a painter with a theatre and storytelling background. When I paint, it is my intention to create a dance of color and form that manifests in a dreamlike way and includes everything from whimsy to drama. An energetic flow and sometimes even an explosion are conveyed. I use symbolic narrative to express an experience, an historical moment, a personality or animal. I may meditate on a subject for as much as a year before creating a series.

I love the work by Luchita Hurtado featured in the 2018 Made In LA exhibit. I’m impressed by masters like Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani, but I’m even more deeply affected by the style of the original artists, the cave painters. Recent archeologists opine that they were women. Some have compared my work to artists, Bacon, Scholder, Bartow & Boulet. I admire the work of each.

I’m presently exploring the healing process by addressing mental health in my Deep Series. I have had myriad artistic experiences, all of which have been gratifying but none as deeply moving as working with critically ill youth, teaching them transformational mask-making and allowing them to bring their creations to life.

I am a painter with a theatre and storytelling background. When I paint, it is my intention to create a dance of color and form that manifests in a dreamlike way and includes everything from whimsy to drama. An energetic flow and sometimes even an explosion are conveyed. I use symbolic narrative to express an experience, an historical moment, a personality or animal. I may meditate on a subject for as much as a year before creating a series.

I love the work by Luchita Hurtado featured in the 2018 Made In LA exhibit. I’m impressed by masters like Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani, but I’m even more deeply affected by the style of the original artists, the cave painters. Recent archeologists opine that they were women. Some have compared my work to artists, Bacon, Scholder, Bartow & Boulet. I admire the work of each.

I’m presently exploring the healing process by addressing mental health in my Deep Series. I have had myriad artistic experiences, all of which have been gratifying but none as deeply moving as working with critically ill youth, teaching them transformational mask-making and allowing them to bring their creations to life.

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Artist statement: I am a painter with a theatre and storytelling background. When I paint, it is my intention to create a dance of color and form that manifests in a dreamlike way and includes everything from whimsy to drama. An energetic flow and sometimes even an explosion are conveyed. I use symbolic narrative to express an experience, an historical moment, a personality or animal. I may meditate on a subject for as much as a year before creating a series.

I love the work by Luchita Hurtado featured in the 2018 Made In LA exhibit. I’m impressed by masters like Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani, but I’m even more deeply affected by the style of the original artists, the cave painters. Recent archeologists opine that they were women. Some have compared my work to artists, Bacon, Scholder, Bartow & Boulet. I admire the work of each.

I’m presently exploring the healing process by addressing mental health in my Deep Series. I have had myriad artistic experiences, all of which have been gratifying but none as deeply moving as working with critically ill youth, teaching them transformational mask-making and allowing them to bring their creations to life.

 

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Art Depot Gallery SOLO EXHIBIT FEATURING EVA MONTEALEGRE 16822 Spring St. Fontana CA, 92335  March 2019

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Other shows from Eva Montealegre

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Eva Montealegre, ART DEPOT GALLERY solo show
03/05/2019 to 03/22/2019
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Montealegre
03/05/2019

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