A Sense of Burning

I am thrilled to share the news that my piece From the Boat was juried into a Mt. Airy Art Garage show called A Sense of Burning.

From the Boat – Mixed Media, encaustic, collage, oil stick on panel- 30 x 30

A Sense of Burning will be the first of three exhibits Mt. Airy Art Garage will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company this year, in conjunction with their production of A Small Fire.  The show queried artists to consider, “What burns in [them] or haunts [them]? Is it passion, pain, anger, joy, determination, loss? Is it a tingle or a searing, undeniable quest to continue to live fully while overcoming limitations?” 

From the Boat is a piece I painted as part of a series I created based on my intense personal feelings on immigration, both my own and the current experiences of today’s immigrants. I immigrated to the US from Argentina with my family when I was ten and fully felt the emotions of pain, anger, and loss as described in  A Sense of Burning.  I felt so much pain, loss, and anger leaving my country of birth. I left my family, my friends, my language, my customs, and everything familiar to me. While I am now truly happy here in my adopted country and have built a new life, family, culture and customs here, I have spent much emotional time and energy coming to terms with these intense emotions, repeatedly expressing them through my art.

I hope you will have time to see the exhibition at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre located at 480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 from October 18th thru November 10th. The Opening Reception will be held on October 25th at 7 PM.

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