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Moon Woman - Figurative Abstraction by Astrid Alcayaga

Exhibition Opening, Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6pm-10pm

Vargas Gallery, in collaboration with the Art Department of Vargas University, is proud to present Moon Woman - Figurative Abstraction by Astrid Alcayaga.

It is generally recognized that Jackson Pollock’s abstract drip paintings, executed from 1947, opened the way to the bolder, gestural techniques that characterize Action painting.

The subject of the moon woman, which Pollock treated in several drawings and paintings of the early 1940s, it is used as the title of this exhibition curated by Henry Ballate.

Few art movements are as synonymous with the image of a paint-splattered male painter than abstract expressionism. Some of art history’s most radical masculine personalities emerged from the period, in which the physicality of the works echoed the ever-present cult of manhood.

Astrid Alcayaga , positioning her work as genderless, elaborated on a technique adopted by Jackson Pollock. Her lyrical abstractions are stunning to behold and her influence is unmistakable.

Her explosive brushwork and layered painting style rivaled the instinctual and highly dynamic style that involves spontaneous application and the chance effects of dripping and spilling paint onto the canvas. In this exhibition a woman i s no longer the subject, but the artist , who leave us a work of pure emotions.

Join us Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6pm-10pm

The exhibition will continue until May 31st, 2016.

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Vargas Gallery is Jose Maria Vargas University professional Art Gallery coordinated by the Art Department. The Vargas Gallery mission is to encourage students, faculty, and the local community to participate in a creative environment that acquires and exhibits works of art that engage in a conversation with the contemporary artworld. Through exhibitions and seminars, complemented with diverse cultural activities, Vargas Gallery aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of contemporary art and its role in society. By exhibiting the work of students, faculty, emerging and established international and local artists, Vargas Gallery fosters education that stimulates critical thinking and art appreciation. Our vision is to be an active participant of the art community in South Florida and abroad while enriching the quality of life and art experience of the Jose Maria Vargas University community.

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