Monday May 1, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Artist Lucia Torres presents a collection of abstract water color, acrylic and oil paintings that explore a deeply personal confrontation of historical trauma. Runs through 5/18.
A new exhibition of paintings by educator and artist Lucia Torres opens with a reception on March 17, 2016. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Lucia Torres is a Chicana Jew with indigenous heritage currently living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her mother’s family fled Spain to escape the Inquisition and her indigenous father was from the mountains of Monterrey. Nahalat Shalom will host this exhibition of her new work, which explores the effects the Inquisition has had on her family and is part of her process of reclaiming her Jewish heritage, which was hidden for many generations.
“Aves de Fuego” means “Firebirds” and this collection of abstract water color, acrylic and oil paintings explores a deeply personal confrontation of historical trauma. Works entitled “Introducion a mi Cultura”/Introduction to my Culture, Rebirth of Consciousness, “Kerido Mio”/My beloved, “Consevido bajo las Llamas”/Conceived under the Flames, and others surround you with a sophistication of color, energy and emotion that you must experience.
This event is open to everyone and free of charge. Refreshments will be served.