Sunday, June 5, 2011

Roaming the Roma - Cultural Corredor


















Every so often the gallery doors in the Roma are flung open for the very popular event "Cultural Corredor" and crowds of art enthusiasts take up the challenge of trying to visit all of the galleries on this one Open Day. Crowds mill the streets, the mood is infectious, the gallery owners hospitable with their offers of cool drinks and refreshments, plus the work on display shows remarkable variety from photography to painting, textiles to sculpture, and fashion to design. The Anonymous gallery (Colima 179A) exhibited work by two Brazilian artists - the naive painter Poteiro shown above contrasted with the more funky Pitasnas shown below.....




















The work below at the Traeger Gallery (Colima 179) is by Argentine textile artist Silvina Ibanez whose painted 3d draperies are highly reminiscent of the Old Masters themselves....




















Then we have the intriguing plastic sculptures by Nicola Lopez on display at the Arroniz Arte Gallery (Plaza Rio de Janeiro 53)....

















The event always includes some very interesting design work, hence the furniture below displayed at C208 (Colima 208)....


















A lot of these galleries are private and usually by appointment only, so part of the treat of the Open Day Cultural Corredor is to actually step inside some of these gorgeous colonial mansions and observe all the subtle architectural details, that can usually only be viewed from the outside. What wonderful exteriors and interiors these colonial architectural gems do indeed reveal



















From the last few posts, you can see that I am a huge fan of visiting art galleries and appreciating the work of a wide range of talented artists. My favourite here?? Poteiro the Brazilian naive artist is the work I would choose to hang on my own walls - which is your cup of tea?? For more global glimpses this week, check out My World Tuesday by clicking here. Enjoy!

14 comments:

...louciao... said...

Such riches! It sounds like a perfect day to me, traipsing around to art galleries and finding new sights. I'd go with a Poteiro painting as well, for my favourite. The work has a zany, playful energy. Not sure I'd be able to live with it on my wall, though. It might turn out to be like those paintings whose eyes follow you wherever you go!

Sylvia K said...

A perfect day indeed! I love to spend days like this! More gorgeous art work and the Roma does look like an incredible place! Terrific captures as always. Have a great week, Catherine!

Sylvia

Peter said...

I wouldn't mind a Poteiro on my walls either, however not much space left. I recently bought some pieces by some Urban Artist friends and also one by Henry Miller (yes, he also painted)... If I had a lot of money, I guess I would spend most of it on art!

EG Wow said...

I love it when artists open their doors and allow us to see their work. So much to look at and be inspired by!

Martha Z said...

There was quite a variety of art on display.

ewok1993 said...

incredible post.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful treat for your dwindling time in Mexico. Someone should buy a Poteiro for you as a souvenir gift! :o)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

stardust said...

I love to walk through arts and Roma looks like a perfect place. Your art of collage is always refined taste, I like them all. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice week!

Marites said...

I just love colonial mansions. They are beautiful and have those intricate designs that you don't see much on buildings nowadays. anyway, those artworks are really interesting, quirky, colorful and eyecatching. It must be so much fun to browse around and lucky you to be able to get inside those mansions:)

My world is here.

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful day, seeing all this beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing, lovely photos.

Fly Girl said...

This looks like heaven to me. I always visit an art gallery wherever I travel.I like the folk art in the firt image. I'll be in the Playa Mujeres area next week, any recommendations on galleries there?

Catherine said...

thanks for all your lovely comments this week - much appreciated catherine

ps Fly Girl - sorry but not sure about galleries in that area...

A Cuban In London said...

I quite like the plastic sculptures. They are intriguing indeed.

Last summer when we visited Wales there was a similar event on but we didn't have much time to gallery-hop, even though one of them was just up the road from our caravan! We did go to galleries in Cardigan, though. :-)

Many thanks for such a rich post.

Greetings from London.

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