The Mark Miller gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions by Mexican-born, New York-based artists Andrea Arroyo and Felipe Galindo. To celebrate Mexican culture this upcoming Cinco de Mayo, an opening reception for the award-winning artists is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th, from 6-9 pm. The exhibition continues at the Mark Miller gallery through May 31st, 2011.
Andrea Arroyo presents “Sacred Women,” a series of paintings on canvas and panels. Arroyo’s background in the field of dance is reflected in the fluidity of movement that characterizes the figures, mostly women, in her work. Arroyo’s work continues to celebrate femininity and strength, as she explores notions of gender, race, and identity.
“Sacred Women” features works influenced by female characters from world mythology and sacred texts, and by Byzantine and medieval iconography.
The shapes of these mixed-media paintings were influenced by sacred architecture—temples, cathedrals, pyramids and shrines.
Felipe Galindo presents “Used / Reused” a series of works created on disposable objects. Guided by the graphic qualities of throwaway materials (milk cartons, shopping bags, Chinese food containers, to name a few,) Galindo’s work makes humorous commentaries on everyday life and consumer society. His work gives new life to the debris of our market economy and creates unique works of art inspired by the beauty and complexity of castaway objects.
About the artists:
Andrea Arroyo’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award, the Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts Award, Official Artist of the Latin Grammys, New York City Council Citation Award for Achievement in Art, Outstanding Latina of the Year, New York (more)
Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award and Puffin Foundation Award.
Her works are featured in numerous public collections, including The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The New York Public Library, The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Latin Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Ellis Island Foundation, University of Richmond Museums, The National Museum of Mexican Art, and in private collections in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Europe, and Japan.
Public commissions include permanent art projects for New York’s MTA (Gun Hill Rd. subway station), the New York School Construction Authority, and Cityarts.
The artist and her art continue to be featured by national and international media such as the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New Yorker, where her signature style graced the covers. Arroyo was featured on NBC-NY, NY-CW11-Morning News, CNN and NY1-TV in New York.
For more information about the artist please visit www.andreaarroyo.com
Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist and independent animator. His drawings appear in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, INXart.com, Narrative, Barron’s, and others worldwide.
Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His animations have been featured in TV programs such as MTV’s Liquid TV, Reel Thirteen and Sí-TV as well in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: United Nations Correspondents Association Award, Greek Ministry of Culture, Cambridge Latino Film Festival, San Antonio Cine Festival, Ajijic Film Festival, Mexico and Omiya Festival, Japan.
He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the newly released book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined.
For more information about the artist please visit www.felipegalindo.com