Carlos Edwards, Alicia Larraín, María José Mir, Lorenzo Moya, Pilar Ovalle

(August 16 – September 8, 2012)

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María José Mir, dye and hair on canvas, 54 x 54 cm., 2012

Transpacífico. Lima-Santiago is the title of the group exhibition of Chilean art to be opened on August 16 at 7:30 p.m. at ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery, with the support of the Peruvian Embassy in Chile, as part of the cultural agreement signed by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries. The artists will be in attendance at the event. While the mighty waters of our vast seas (the Pacific is the largest ocean in the world) flow in their agitated comings and goings, the TransPacífico or Vessel of Our Visual Arts sails over them profitably and peacefully. As always, art comes first, prevailing over history, politics, and all such suspicions as an example of coexistence and understanding. This is “an exhibition that explores an impressive bounty in the field of the visual arts (…).The names of the artists from our neighbor to the south include: Pilar Ovalle, a sculptor who works with wood; Carlos Edwards and his stone from the Andes; alongside landscapes by Lorenzo Moya worthy of dechipering, together with the explorations of Alicia Larrain and María José Mir, with their never-before-seen quests. As a group, they offer a collection of first-class art in the universe of images that populate the field of Latin American visual arts. The spacious white halls welcome the works of Carlos Edwards, drawing with stone to produce fields of exploration in which rock takes on a flexibility unheard-of in this medium. María José Mir’s textiles exhibit searches where the images of her proposition are drawn tight. Alicia Larrain brings to this exhibition her successful work “Cronicas de Mil” (“Chronicles of the Thousand”), in search of the identity of those gray figures of the masses. The sculptor Pilar Ovalle has used the same gaze for years now to develop a unique proposal with wood, elaborating works marked by a pure and simple visual content. Together with the landscapes of Lorenzo Moya, this quintet and their dissimilar approaches offer a unique experience in Chilean art, one of searches and experiences in the field of creation.” (Pablo Araya, 2012) With this show, Enlace achieves one of its objectives: the promotion of Latin American visual arts. This important event is made possible by the invaluable support of the Peruvian Embassy in Chile and TRAPICHE Argentina. The exhibition may be viewed through September 8, from Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No entry fee.