Monday, May 12, 2008

I rent my self to dream

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 6:30 pm
by Álvaro Santiago

I Rent myself to Dream travels to the Mexican Cultural Institute after a successful run at the sister Institute in Montreal, Quebec. Alvaro Santiago is a visual artist who shows unique command of various forms, including painting, ceramic, drawing, engraving, woodcarving and sculpture. His works characterized by energetic lines and fierce color. Santiago did not need to leave his natal region of Oaxaca in order to consolidate his audacious dialog in which forms are shaped with the use of various materials that lead him to create unseen universes. He has maintained a constant presence in Mexico and abroad, where his work has been shown in galleries, museums, collective and individual shows.

Mexican Cultural Institute
Frida Kahlo Gallery
2829 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20009
Free to the public
R.S.V.P. (202) 728-1675 or email:
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibit open until July 18, 2008

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