On Thursday the 8th of March, the Altos de Chavón art gallery will be inaugurating it’s new art gallery exhibition “La acción del caballo de polo” presented by Rachel White – and you are cordially invited to enjoy the celebration!
The inauguration cocktail for the new exhibit will take place at 7:30pm at the Altos de Chavón main art gallery in Casa de Campo and all Casa de Campo and Altos de Chavón residents, friends, family, tourists and art lovers are invited to attend! There will be drinks for you to enjoy as you peruse and admire the new art exhibit.
Inauguration of “La acción del caballo de polo” art exhibit
When: Thursday March 8th 2012, 7:30pm
Where: Altos de Chavón art gallery, Casa de Campo
This exhibit will be open in Altos de Chavón from March 8 through April 9
About “La acción del caballo de polo” art exhibit
This new art exhibit will be comprised of nearly life-sized images from Polo games on a viewer-confrontational scale averaging 2.413 meters wide and 1.524 meters tall. The works express thunderous action reminiscent of Polo’s Persian origin: cavalry training. The massive horses embody a determination and war-like power whilst engaging in the intensely physical, age old sport of Polo. There is a primal freedom and recklessness – however, the horse is instinctively aware of the game, his gaze is calm.
About Rachel White
Rachel White lives and works in the New York City area. Her artistic repertoire ranges from media based installation, to sculpture, painting, and large-scale drawing. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University Alfred, New York, and her BFA in Fine Arts from the Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit, Michigan. Selected exhibitions include: Women, Heels, Blocks, and Sleeping Elephants, Lava Gina, NYC, NY, Queens Biennial International Exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, WWII (Wonder Woman II), Queens, NY, Line of Horizon, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Regarding Spaces in and Around, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Migrant II, and Cactus Bra, Blue Star Complex, San Antonio, TX.
The common thread throughout White’s work is the expression of action. Often the subject appears to be floating in order to point out the weight of its physicality, emphasizing the/our moment in time, in life, in existence. Rachel uses scale to envelop the viewer, creating a life-like panorama. In this case, the viewer is thrust into the midst of charging Polo horses, he/she is surrounded by the thunderous hooves as the horses pursue the ball.