Friday, May 8, 2009
Creatures and Creation—Sculptures by Miguel Illescas and Paintings by Cori Jacobs
Miguel Illescas is an Ecuadorian sculptor who specializes in animal figures indigenous to the Galapagos Islands and human figures of native folklore. The metal sculptures are exhibited in honor of the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, ‘On the Origin of Species’.
Illescas' distinctive style features delicate balance and colorful surfaces. Since 1989, he has shown metal sculptures in individual and group shows throughout Ecuador and other countries, including a 2007 show at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC.. His work is in public and private collections throughout the world, including large scale public art works in Ecuador.
Cori Jacobs is an American artist who paints in her San Francisco, Nayarit (Mexico) studio. Her subject matter is cosmic and personal. She has always loved the world of art and creativity. Daily she continues her exploration of this mysterious and unknown place, drawing and painting the images that arise, the places she encounters, the emotions and the people that surround her.
Born in Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, she began her travels in Mexico to improve her Spanish and fell in love with the country. With a background in anthropology and a passion for indigenous art and craft, she lived for a time with the Huichol people, studying the traditional arts of yarn painting, bead work and embroidery in a small mountain community.
May 28-June 23, 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6, Sunday 12-4
Opening and artists' reception: May 28, 6-9 PM