|@ Silvana Facchini Gallery|
|Sheila Elias, Rosario Bond and Liliam Dominguez |
April 14, 2012. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
|When:||Saturday, April 14, 2012. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (Wynwood Gallery Walk)|
|Where:||Silvana Facchini Gallery. 1929 NW 1st Avenue. Miami, FL 33136|
Elias' work is about the layers of life and art history, seeking in it a connection between art aesthetics and social consciousness. She portrays a perception of urban tension, raw emotions and harsh realities tempered with gentle optimism and beauty countering an American dream that has gone a bit astray. American sensibility has influenced her life, and the hues of her country are found in the colors of her canvases. She brings an awareness of new directions and individual inventiveness.
Bond's work reflects on social and ideological allusions towards the feminine condition that are created through an innocent and apparently gleaming surface. Twiggy, Barbie, or Charlie's Angels act as updated feminine stereotypes that serve as utopian references to Bond's profiled women. According to the artist, "Beauty is a utopian idea that constricts women's lives, but even while knowing the trappings and trickery of this utopian mockery, women pursue it as their basic survival mode. Beauty is power and status." Bond's work reflects on these feminine predicaments with irony and parody.
Dominguez's work consists of a series of dreamlike images that observes the excess of information in large cities, which generates mental and spiritual dispersion. The purpose that takes Liliam to construct this series titled "Mirror Stage" is to redraw the urban and interior landscape, to anaesthetize the original meaning of images and construct new ones, to transform reality by metamorphosing its content into a juxtaposed correlation of fixed events. This process thus generates new images, which like a hieroglyph, deciphers an unsettling new poetic environment.