art show

This Thursday the 11th of February the Altos de Chavon art gallery is opening yet another one of it’s wonderful art exhibitions.

The exhibition will be displayed at the Altos de Chavon main gallery from Thusday the 11th of February until the 15th of March and the inauguration event will be taking place this Thursday the 11th of February from 7.30pm.

The Fundacion Centro Cultural cordially invites YOU, your friends and your family to join us for the inauguration event.

The exhibition combines the work of French artist Jerome Glomaud and Dominican artist Ingrid Madera, whose main subject is water. The exhibition combines the arts of painting, sculpture, video and even performance (we will have to wait until Thursday to discover what that means!)

Here is a short biography of both artists:

JEROME GLOMAUD

Jerome was born in Paris, studied with the French master Marc Gardereau. After working with a group of artists from the Bastille, he moved to New York in the ’80s. The 90s mainly devoted to the creation of public art in Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland. He maintained his studio in Berlin for some years and in the late 90’s the artist spends a year in La Romana collaborating with the School of Design, Altos de Chavon

In 2001 established his studio in South Hampton, New York and now lives and works in New York and Santo Domingo. He has exhibit his work in various New York galleries like Pierogi Gallery, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Merz Gallery and Hampton Road Gallery.

In this series of paintings, water is a means to show man his need to stay in touch with nature stripped of all mysticism. Water produces a kind of emotion and subjectivity taking one away from and then back to our origins. The photographic effect of the works is intentional movement is suspended and produces an eternal image as if nothing had happened and nothing will happen. A nihilism, but still remains present.

INGRID MADERA

Is a Dominican Artist that grew up in Central America and the USA, spending summers visiting his native Santiago. Ingrid studied in NY City at the School of Visual Arts, New York Academy of Art, The Art Student Legue and Southampton College. She is a conceptual multidisciplinary artist installed in New York for over twenty years. She currently lives and works in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and New York.

Ingrid works mainly performance, installation, video installation and sculpture, her work has appeared in exhibitions and performances in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, South America and here in the Dominican Republic.

She has conducted research, examining the relationship between the body and the elements of nature, for over ten years feels particularly committed to issues of the hydrosphere. Her performance and video installation “Ritual Action” presents her own body submerged beneath the currenttual waters of 7 rivers, integrating into a discourse of material disintegration, the artist is stripped of all quality material in a return to the spirituality of the water. This work was created and presented in the Dominican Republic in 2001.

Her Public Art project called “Projecto Frontera” which consisted of photography and video installation was presented at various bus stations in the Caribbean Biennial 2003 and the following year was presented in Lima, Peru. With this work the artist observes the daily lives of the Haitians living by the Dominican/Haitian boarder and there relationship with boundary waters.

Her source of visual information is guided by the human form in relations to the environment. Her artwork addresses issues of ecology, biology, anatomy and anthropology. The artist is interested in art as an experimental system as well as poetic and physical activity