Las Cruxes Gallery
1900 E. 12th Street
“Correspondence” features a new series of weaving-objects through which artist Ana Esteve Llorens explores the relation between abstraction, memory and the process of making.
Utilizing a loom attached to her body and drawing inspiration from past family living spaces, Spanish artist Ana Esteve Llorens creates meticulously hand woven images. Form emerges as the result of simultaneously making and remembering.
Ana Esteve Llorens was born in Valencia, Spain and has been living intermittently between Spain and the U.S. since 2005. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Masters of Arts and a B.A. from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Prior to her art career, she was trained as an engineer and received a telecommunication degree from Higher Polytechnic School of Gandía, specializing in image and sound. She worked as an engineer for four years, in Wolfsburg and in Madrid. Both her scientific and artistic education inform her studio practice. In her installations and sculptural pieces, craftsmanship and technology combine in the treatment of new and classical materials to link and expand the syntax of sculpture.
Llorens has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship, an Excellence award from AMEXCID, and Fellowship from Arte y Derecho Foundation. Her work has been shown in Europe and in the Americas. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo in New York, The French Academy in Madrid, and The National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City among others. She now lives between Austin and Denton, where she teaches Sculpture at UNT.
The exhibition will be held up to 22 July, and it includes a significant amount of sculptures part of the DKV Collection, which forms a rich panorama of 21st-century Spanish contemporary art that has become one of the most appealing collections in recent times. An educational programme will also be carried out by SCULTOeduca.
Dates and venue:
-Capilla de la Beneficencia
C/ Marqués de Murrieta 76, Logroño (La Rioja) - Spain
-31 May 2018/22 July 2018
Manuel Blázquez participates in the group exhibition "Espais d´art", at the Bancaja foundation, with the artists Alex Francés, Ana Donat, Angela Bassano, Anna Moner & Sebastià Carratalà, Anna Sanchis, Antonio Barroso, Calo Carratalá, Chema López, Greta Alfaro, Inma Femenía, Inmaculada Martínez Martí, Jarr, Javier Palacios, Joël Mestre, Jorge Carla, José Saborit, Juan Cuéllar, Juan Olivares, Lucia Peiró, Manuel Sáez, Mariona Brines, Mavi Escamilla, Mery Sales, Mira Bernabeu, Moiséis Mahiques, Nanda Botella, Nelo Vinuesa, Nico Munuera, Nuria Rodríguez, Oliver Johnson, Paco de la Torre, Patricia Gómez & Mª Jesús González, Pol Coronado, Rebeca Plana, Rubén Riera y Sergio Barrera.
After two successful callings, the third edition of Drawing Room Madrid changes its location, increasing the number of galleries and artists and expanding its audience. It will take place from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th of February 2018 in the magnificent space of the Ball Room of the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle), happening to meet the most exciting week of contemporary art in the Spanish capital.
For five days, collectors, professionals and amateurs from the art world are invited to discover the contemporary artistic scene through the projects of a hundred national and international artists, invited by a curatorial committee formed by museum directors, curators and gallerists.
Drawing Room Madrid is the only Spanish specialized fair that allows the public to discover the richness of the everlasting practice of contemporary drawing. Here, the new generation of artists who have made drawing their privileged medium meets with the undeniable devotion for drawing of the great masters.