Eugenia Scavino & Gabriela Perez Guaita
December 27-February 24, 2012
Gabriela Perez Guaita, sculptor with a renowned background in her country and abroad, surprises us with a collection of reliefs specially created for this exhibition. Iron, engraving, patinas sober images of poetry, will dialogue from the walls with the colorful exuberance of venetian masks created by Eugenia Scavino young painter who will present these unique sculptures bringing to present a carnival with reminiscences of the Commedia dell 'Arte.
GABRIELA PEREZ GUAITA lives and works in Cordoba, Argentina. She is teacher and researcher at the National University of Cordoba 2011. Outstanding exhibitions: Sala Molina Rosa. Córdoba/2009- Project "Something remains" Research and Production Center in Arte Cordoba / Project "Identity" Cripta Jesuítica / Project "Diagonal" Cabildo Histórico de Córdoba / Tribute to Osvaldo Guayasamin - Guayasamin Foundation House Havana - Cuba / Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery "Just to use" / 2008 - Mural at the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities .- UNC / Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, solo show - Cordoba Argentina /Show "SIGNS" CEPIA / "Looks" Culture Británica/2007- CARAFFA-Collective exhibition Museum / Arytuca Foundation, San Rafael Mendoza / International Exhibition of Sculpture, Objects and Functional SOFA Chicago / XXIX Award Salon Córdoba City Object Art - Direction of Culture of the Municipality of Córdoba / 2006 - Winner of the competition for the Monument of St. Ignatius of Loyola, organized by the Catholic University of Córdoba / 2005 - 2004 – 2003 International Exhibition of sculpture, objects and functional art SOFA Chicago / International Exhibition of sculpture, objects and functional art SOFA Palm Beach / 2004 - 2003 International Exhibition of sculpture, objects and functional art SOFA New York / Art Miami
EUGENIA SCAVINO: Venetian Masks
The mask integrates cultures, places and eras. It is a bond between the man and the other being. It is “the other identity”. The death cult, the mommies, the animal’s resemblance, the jokes, the customs, the “hide and seek” and the proximity to the rituals and myths are related to the masks. We present decorative masks, some of them with a modern design and adapted to the carnival parades, some others recreate the Commedia dell’ arte characters. These masks are artistically conceived and generate aesthetic emotions. They raise joy, mystery and attraction to the intrinsic beauty and at the same time they evoke a certain symbolism. They are crafted according to an ancient tradition dated to 1100 combining a majestic elegance with creativity and fantasy.