The inauguration of the exhibition “Forms and Rhythms in the Geometric Dimension” by master sculptor Gustavo Vélez took place on Saturday, October 15 at WAO Gallery, being a great honor to have a sculpture garden in the open-air plazas of Altos de Chavón.
The exhibition consists of 4 monumental sculptures in Carrara marble from Pietra Santa, the same vein from which Michelangelo’s David marble was extracted.
It is an exhibition that is presented simultaneously with the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, the colonial city, and Altos de Chavón, summing up 40 sculptures displayed in these places.
With his work, Gustavo seeks a compelling harmony between each of the lines that form it, giving meaning, value, and logic to dreams. They are creations that mix with the subtle air and dance from start to finish while enjoying the changes in each of their movements. The challenge is to ensure that the hardness and heaviness of the materials have a touch of delicacy and transparency, that the sculpture becomes light and that the geometry floats in space like a provocation of infinity, like cosmic energy.
Admirers, gallery owners, art critics, and Colombian and European collectors accompanied Maestro Vélez at his inauguration.
This magnificent exhibition, thanks to the efforts of its representative Luz Botero, who is responsible for the artist being in the country, will remain open from October 15, 2022, to January 29, 2023.
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See below for more photos of the opening taken by Mairobi Herrera: