A grid featuring multiple images of artwork from the Abstracto/Latino exhibition

Abstracto/Latino: Latin American with an Abstract Fusion

A Block Gallery exhibition curated by Georges Le Chevallier highlighting Latinx artists living in North Carolina who are working in abstraction. On display Nov. 3 to Jan. 21.


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Exhibition Information About the Artists & Artworks About the Guest Curator

Abstracto/Latino: Latin American with an Abstract Fusion is an exhibition highlighting Latinx artists living in North Carolina who are working in abstraction. This exhibition was curated by guest curator, Georges Le Chevallier.

Exhibition Information

Seven Latinx artists have their works on display at Block Gallery, one of our City-owned galleries. 

  • When: November 3, 2021, through January 21, 2022, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Where: Block Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St. (inside Raleigh Municipal Building)
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Artworks are for sale, contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode for details.

Abstracto/Latino: Latin American with an Abstract Fusion questions the preferred notion in the United States that Latinx Art is based on Magical Realism, Politics or Regionalism. This exhibition brings together Latinx artists who are working in different styles of abstraction. These artists are exploring diverse art movements such as North American Abstract Expressionism, French Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and Japanese Shibui, without ever losing their Latin American roots.

Learn more about the exhibition in the Gallery Guide (1.5 MB PDF)

About the Artists & Artworks

Click on the names below to read artist statements and biographies.

Click through the slideshows below to view the exhibition artwork.

Beyond the Nine Ravens
2021
Fabrizio Bianchi
24” x 36”
Acrylic on board
$650

Rico Rococo
2021
Fabrizio Bianchi
24” x 30”
Acrylic on canvas
$600

Biciclet Abula Rasa
2021
Fabrizio Bianchi
24” x 30”
Acrylic on canvas
$600

Rendija na’ma I

2016

Lope Max Diaz

24” x 16” x 3”

Mixed media

$3850

Rendija na’ma III

2016

Lope Max Diaz

24” x 16” x 3”
Mixed media

$3850

Rendija na’ma V

2016

Lope Max Diaz

24” x 16” x 3”
Mixed media
$3850

Rendija na’ma VI
2016

Lope Max Diaz

24” x 16” x 3”

Mixed media

$3850

Rendija na’ma VIII
2016 
Lope Max Diaz

24” x 16” x 3”
Mixed media

$3850

Black Cod with Miso (after Chef Nobu Matsuhisa)
2019
Georges Le Chevallier
48” x 36”
Green Tea, acrylic and aerosol paint, graphite, on canvas
$1100

Chiles en Nogada (after Chef Angela Salamanca)
2018
Georges Le Chevallier
48” x 36”
Coffee, acrylic and aerosol paint, graphite, on canvas
$1100

Chilled Espresso with Ginger Beer and Rosemary-Grapefruit Bitters (after Kim Hammer)
2018
Georges Le Chevallier
48” x 36”
Coffee beans, raspberries, acrylic paint, graphite, on canvas
$1100

Ese Paraiso de Ahí
2018
Peter Marin
52” x 42”
Acrylic on canvas
$6000

Recordando a Piero
2018
Peter Marin
56” x 35”
Acrylic on canvas
$6000

El laberinto y el Tiempo
2021
Peter Marin
22” x 28”
Acrylic on canvas
Not for sale

La Piramide y el Tiempo
2021
Peter Marin
56” x 34”
Acrylic on canvas
$6000

Born on the Moon
2016
Mario Marzán
Installation of multiple paintings/drawings, dimensions vary, roughly each 6” x 6”
Acrylic and pencil on wood panels
$1200

Laguna no.1
2017
Mario Marzán
48” x 60”
Acrylic and graphite on wood panel
$2500

Laguna no.2
2017
Mario Marzán
48” x 60”
Acrylic and graphite on wood panel
$2500

Veintinueve
Nora Phillips
11" x 14"
Mixed media on paper
$250

Cincuenta
Nora Phillips
11" x 14"
Mixed media on paper
$250

Cincuenta y cinco
Nora Phillips
11" x 14"
Mixed media on paper
$250

Lily Pond I
2021
Natacha Sochat
36” x 36”
Acrylic on canvas
$1290

Mapping Natural Reality
2021
Natacha Sochat
30” x 40”
Acrylic on wood Panel
$1200

With the Bees Gone Will Man Survive
2021
Natacha Sochat
30” x 40”
Acrylic on wood panel
$1200

About the Guest Curator

This exhibition was curated by guest curator, Georges Le Chevallier.

Georges Le Chevallier was born in Paris France from a French father, and a Puerto Rican mother. He grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico before moving to the United States. Le Chevallier studied painting at the prestigious “Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando” in Madrid, received a BFA degree from California State University at Long Beach and an MFA degree from Hunter College in New York City.

Georges Le Chevallier’s mixed-media paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in distinguished galleries and museums such as: The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, The Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, Central Gallery in Budapest, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, El Museo de las Americas in San Juan, Yamanashi Museum in Japan, and Centro Cultural de Lavapies in Madrid. Not only he is a prolific painter, but he has also created multiple public art installations throughout the USA, Mexico, Hungary, Tanzania, France, Guatemala, and Chile. 

Le Chevallier is currently a faculty member at Nash Community College.

Contact

 

Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Raleigh Arts
919-996-4687

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