GALA INVITATION – Opening and Virtual Exhibition
The Collective Exhibition GALA will be presented on the 2nd of April, promoted by Galerias São Rafael. The exhibition will be broadcast live at 9 pm on the galleries’ official platforms (facebook.com/galeriassaorafael and http://www.galeriassaorafael.com) and will close with a live-streaming presentation of the theater show Não Kahlo, about the life and work of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo , signed by D. Mona Productions. The exhibition is free and open to the general public. In this Virtual Exhibition, whose name pays homage to the famous Salvador Dalí’s muse – Gala Dalí -, several collections will be highlighted: the Dialogos collection, by Gulnar Sacoor, interpreted as a fusion between Modrian and Rothko, highlighting the myriad of colors and realistic imagery of minimalist shapes and infinite landscapes, between mystery and spirituality; The collection Afetos, by the artist João Freire, which seeks, through extreme sensitivity, to express the ties that unite parents and children since birth; And the collections Ruralidades e Expressões Coloridas, by artist Carlos Teixeira, which, in a vivid, raw and striking way, portrays the faces of marginality and rurality and confronts us with a perception of what Realism can mean in the 20th century.
The exhibition also includes works by the Chilean artist Fabián Caro Román, with a focus on painting, muralism, sculpture and ceramics. The works to be presented reveal the influence of the artist’s education in architecture and resort to the theme of dreams and the unconscious, portraying the human body in strength, through metaphysical and magical faces and body expressions, with a focus on surrealist modeling of the female body; And by the Andalusian artist José A. Faraco Macias, who makes us relive the rigor of anatomical detail and bodily expressiveness through sculpture and a look at gender diversity and the main social transformations that occur in the social image of the naked body. Among the artists represented in the exhibition are Jaime R Ferreira, Luís Liberato, Leonor Trindade Sousa, António Azenha, Amélia Monteiro and the young artist from Coimbra, Sara Seabra. The exhibition will exhibit around 90 artworks by established and emerging artists.