Photo Flash: SPAIN IN THE CITY Exhibition at Armory Show 2010
The Gabarron Foundation - Carriage House Center for the Arts inaugurated yesterday the exhibition SPAIN IN THE CITY, as part of our program for The Armory Show 2010.
This show exhibits the works of: Pedro Barbeito (1969, La Coruña, Galicia); Itziar Barrio (1976, Bilbao, País Vasco); Anton Cabaleiro (1977, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia); Juanli Carrión (1982, Yecla, Murcia); Jacobo Castellano (1976, Jaén, Andalucía); Hugo Fontela (1986, Grado, Asturias); Javier Martín de Frutos (1979, Madrid-Castilla León); y Verónica Peña (1980, Zamora, Castilla-León).
The opening was a great success since it has more than 300 guests, among others important personalities related with the Art world as Jay A. Levenson, International Program Director of MOMA; Cristobal Gabarron, Spanish artist and founder of our institution; Eric Gleason, from Marlborough gallery in New York; Iñigo Ramirez de Haro, General Director for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Spain in New York; Ferdinand Dorsman, General Director for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York; and Javier G. Pioz, Spanish architect.
In addition to the booth which we have in Armory Show (Pier 94, booth 1509), our wish was to take advantage of this excellent opportunity in order to promote the works of young Spanish artists based in New York. The main idea of this exhibition is to link different artistic expressions, languages and backgrounds, thus illustrating the plurality of these artists.
Spain in the City tries to be like the New York metropolis, a plural and heterogeneous exhibition, where diverse artistic languages and ways of perceiving the same reality from different perspectives and sensibilities, come together in the same geographical starting point: the city of New York.
This exhibition holds paintings of Pedro Barbeito, where he links digital image and painting, and Hugo Fontela, where a dead palm tree on a quiet beach is the central character.
Itziar Barrio through installation, video and photography makes us think about our obsession to fit into society standards and uses new signs and symbols taken from marketing and publicity. The idea of space and how we perceive it is related with Juanli Carrion's photograph boxes and the works of Javier Martin de Frutos.
Although their languages are very different, both describe the New York landscape. Verónica Peña and Anton Cabaleiro's videos, narrate the personal perception of their lives and experiences in the city. Finally, Jacobo Castellano takes us to the places where he lived and found materials with which he made his bright pieces, opening a dialogue between them and the space around.
This exhibition has counted with the collaboration of: Consulate General of Spain in New York.
Companies and institutions which have been collaborate at the opening reception:
MM Mediterranean, Rones de Puerto Rico, Toledo Gourmet, Ole Ole, and Delegation of Basque Country in the United Status.
The Gabarron Foundation
We are a non-profit institution and an exclusive international center specialized in art exhibitions and other cultural activities. We are moving forward to combine the fact of being a platform aiming to foster Spanish culture within the United States and at the same time providing a space for exchange and understanding between both cultures, and consolidating the ties which bond us.
Cristobal Gabarron, Jay Levenson and Inigo Ramirez de Haro
Artists of Spain in the City, Cris Gabarron, Juan M. Gabarron and Ana Morales