Monday, November 8, 2010

Art of Our Neighbors - ¡Viva Pinta!

Priscila De Carvalho, wonderland, mixed media, 132 x 304.8 cm. Courtesy of Praxis
Gallery, New York

Pinta has grown...the fair’s 4th edition in New York, celebrating the art and artists of Latin America, will take place this weekend at Pier 92 on the Hudson.

Rochelle Costi, Bano Series- Desmedida , 2009, Photo, 100 x 150 cm. Courtesy of
Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte

This year, in addition to the Galleries Section, Pinta features a Solo Exhibitions Space for monographic presentations of artists from across geography and generations, and the Art Projects Space, presenting selections by curator Pablo Leon de la Barra of museum-quality works of abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art, and other contemporary movements,from 50 galleries from the US, Europe, and Latin America.

Ricardo LANZARINI "Desprendido", 2010. Ink, pencil shavings and collage on paper,
24 x 19 in. Courtesy of Galerie A.L.F.A., Paris

Pinta also continues it’s Museum Acquisition program to fund and promote the inclusion of Latin American art in museum collections, and this year the Museo del Barrio of New York, Harvard Art Museums, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) - Long Beach, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts have been invited to
participate in the fair.

Maria Felix

In a salute to fashion, art and culture, noted photographer and fashion designer Nicolas Felizola has organized an exhibition for Pinta of gowns and dresses from the collection on the iconic Mexican film star, Maria Felix. Included are a golden dress (photo above) designed by Dior, and a coat by Balenciaga that became a visual symbol of this beloved performer’s unique stature and style.

Visit Pinta at Pier 92, 12th Avenue at 52nd Street, New York City

Friday, November 12th 2:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 13th 12:00 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 14th 12:00 - 7:00pm