Black Pony Gallery Highlights Artist From Azores

Black Pony Gallery is acquiring established to open up an on the internet exhibition tomorrow [April 10] showcasing operates by artist Leonor Almeida Pereira, a combined media artist now residing in São Miguel Island, the Azores.

Curator Lisa Howie stated, “Black Pony Gallery aims to stand for proficient modern artists from the Atlantic World, commencing with Bermuda and extending north and south from the Azores to Trinidad. Given that commencing in July 2019, the gallery now signifies ten artists from Bermuda and the eyesight of expanding out to other islands is quickly turning into a truth.

“Black Pony is delighted to welcome artist Leonor Almeida Pereira, a combined media artist now residing in São Miguel Island, the Azores.

“Pereira is showcased in an distinctive on the internet solo exhibition entitled The Familiar Not known, April 10 – May perhaps four, 2020. In this collection of summary paintings, Pereira explores the oceanic horizon and landscape as spaces that are at after acquainted and unknown. Sculptural attributes entice us to really feel the contours, to immerse into the depths, or plunge headlong into a sea with or without the need of color.

“Pereira, or Loope as she would desire to be named, has a diploma in High-quality Arts – Painting, from the University of Évora, Portugal, and a specialization in modern art experiments, a Masters and Doctorate in High-quality Arts, from the University of Vigo, Spain.

“In São Miguel, her birthplace, she has been a coordinator at the Arquipélago Modern day Art Centre and a curator at the Museum Carlos Machado. In 2018 she opened Oficina in Ponta Delgada, an art gallery and studio, in which she makes her artwork and promotes the work of other artists, regional and international.”

Down below is a short Q & A involving the artist and curator Lisa Howie.

LH: Given that meeting you last August I’m energized to announce that you are the to start with non-Bermuda based artist to join Black Pony Gallery. Thank you so significantly for the chance to work collectively. The Azores is a wonderful spot. How does island lifestyle tell your artwork?

Loope: Thank you for obtaining me. In my artwork, I research to specific a specific temper, my temper or the island’s [probably equally], applying a visual language affected by geography, geology, volcanology, etc. For me, elegance is important I take into account it a human will need, a make any difference of wellness, and nature stands out as some of its scenarios are printed in my mind as suggestions.

However, what drives me to do my work is one thing else that is present in me no matter of in which I are living, extra like a intellect established, a predisposition. I browse somewhere that instinct was processed in a location of the mind named insula, a phrase that derives ‘island’. I located that curious. So, I guess the island informs my artwork in mysterious strategies.

Leonor Almeida Pereira, Untitled, 2020

LH: Products, in particular paper, and how it can be reworked is of specific curiosity in your portfolio. Can you describe your art building process?

Loope: Paper is a extremely resourceful materials for the quite a few alternatives it presents you. You have good quality paper getting generated for art follow, incredible paper that improves your finest intentions, but that can also intimidate you or even paralyze you mainly because it is so wonderful that the finest matter you can do with it is allow it be.

This paper is enjoyable and polite a dialogue with it not often turns into an argument. On the other hand, there is so significantly paper waste, paper dropped from its original purposes: web pages of aged books with time printed on their yellowish worn-out edges that can be presented a diverse use, just one that also tells a story or tough paper made use of for packaging that can be reworked into a 3D chicken-view landscape.

These are obtainable and eager to participate products, but you have to value the component of surprise or, extra important however, you have to regard their unpredictable character and spend notice to what they have to say. In any situation, the artistic process is usually a dialogue with the specific attributes of the products and resources.

LH: I fully grasp that you have transformed gallery spaces due to the fact I was last in Ponta Delgada. How is your new site?

Loope: This new room delivers improved circumstances to develop my artwork as effectively as to welcome and host the work of other artists so I’m extremely pleased with it. It went through a process of transformation and it was excellent to see it turning into what I had imagined. I’m also proud of what it signifies as it homes an independent challenge.

LH: How is the modern art scene in São Miguel Island?

Loope: The Azores is now extra interesting not only as a location that artists can visit and exhibit their work, but also as a spot to work in home. But supplying these chances is not the same as obtaining a healthier artistic regional environment. We absence art-schools as effectively as a specific cultural dynamic that will come of a community of art industry experts residing listed here and acquiring their work in a typical bases, showcasing their work, conversing about it, sharing fears and factors of view, joined in frequent assignments, producing conversations and chances to by themselves and other people.

It’s a area with a lot of gaps. But I believe items are altering. I can also say that I will check out to provide my contribution by acquiring this challenge the finest way I can.

LH: I couldn’t check with for just about anything extra. I assume the entire world is heading to love your artwork. The finest matter we can do for our ocean bound artistic talents is to obtain artistic methods for engaging with a wider viewers. The Atlantic World is a fresh new territory for the art marketplace to take a look at albeit not a necessarily straightforward just one to navigate in truth. Staying on the internet is liberating for absolutely everyone involved. And now they have located you.

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