Friday, October 4, 2019

La UAM abre la muestra AGUIPIENTE Y SERGUILA y los festejos por su 45 aniversario

 
 
La UAM abre la muestra Aguipiente y Serguila y los festejos por su 45 aniversario

 

 

La exposición itinerante recorrerá las cinco unidades académicas de esta casa de estudios

La muestra itinerante Aguipiente y Serguila, un México para armar –inaugurada hoy– abrió un diálogo estético entre el arte, la historia y el presente a través del color y el trazo, y marcó el inicio de los festejos conmemorativos por los 45 años de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM).
La exposición, con obra del maestro Rafael Perea de la Cabada (Ciudad de México, 1961), propone desde su título un juego de palabras “que hace referencia al mito fundacional de nuestro país y nos invita a reflexionar a partir de entregarnos al arte, que es tan importante en nuestras vidas”, sostuvo el doctor Eduardo Peñalosa Castro, rector general de la Institución.
Además de que fue abierta en una fecha significativa: la conmemoración del quinto aniversario de la desaparición de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa, añadió.
Acompañado por el maestro Federico Bañuelos, coordinador de Extensión Universitaria, el doctor Rodrigo Díaz Cruz, rector de la Unidad Iztapalapa, aseguró que se trata de “una exhibición que nos invita a pensar en nuestro pasado, presente y futuro, a partir de la imagen simbólica del águila y la serpiente”.
El maestro Eduardo Isaac Egurrola, curador de la exposición, destacó que el objetivo es ofrecer a la comunidad de la UAM un motivo para reflexionar y, al mismo tiempo, para gozar a partir de un vínculo con el arte.
“A 45 años de contar con la UAM tenemos que celebrar que estamos en un país donde podemos ver con optimismo la posibilidad de armar y rearmarlo porque somos educadores y la mejor forma es que los jóvenes tengan un futuro”.
Las instituciones de educación superior son el pilar de este país, de ahí que se tiene que pensar en proyectos de colaboración en torno a los grandes problemas que enfrenta México para que todo el potencial y el valor científico y cultural de instituciones como la UAM se expresen con fuerza.
El artista Rafael Perea de la Cabada, quien lleva más de dos décadas en Estados Unidos, dijo sentirse contento y agradecido de regresar a exponer en su país “para plasmar artística y visualmente nuestra identidad y una nueva mexicanidad caracterizada por unamezcla de razas, puntos de vista, polaridades, diferencias internas y aceptación”.
Avecindado en Santa Bárbara, California, cuenta con una fructífera trayectoria como artista plástico en la que destacan numerosas expresiones artísticas como la pintura, el grabado, la escultura, la instalación, la escenografía teatral, el arte público y la curaduría.
La exposición inicia con la obra plástica Nueva Mexicanidad, en la que combina diferentes técnicas para continuar con la serie de dibujos Aguipiente y la Serguila, en los que plasma avances, retrocesos y fuerza espiritual de los mexicanos.
Prosigue con la instalación Los que nos faltan, que aborda el respeto a la vida, a la existencia y el requisito indispensable de la inclusión de todos los mexicanos; la pintura Un México para armar, representado por una mujer fecunda y bella dispuesta a darle vida a la nación reconstruida, y cierra nuevamente con el punto de partida, la Nueva mexicanidad, como materialización de una obra colectiva.
Con la colaboración del Taller Vida y Arte, la exposición visitará de manera alterna las cinco unidades de la UAM –Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa, Xochimilco y Lerma–, con el objetivo de ponerla al alcance de toda la comunidad.
Aguipiente y Serguila, un México para armar se exhibirá hasta el viernes 22 de noviembre en la Galería de Arte Iztapalapa, ubicada en Avenida San Rafael Atlixco 186, colonia Vicentina.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Drawing Room @ Vita Art Center




First Fridays Ventura @ Vita Art Center. The Drawing Room featuring drawings by 15 artists,
Gail Pine in the CabadaGray gallery, artisan market, tacos, see you there!


THE DRAWING ROOM
Vita Art Center is pleased to present The Drawing Room, A group exhibit featuring 15 contemporary artists for whom drawing is the major focus of their work.

Preview Champagne Reception: Saturday, July 27 from 4-7pm 
(Free to Vita Art Center Members or $10 for non-members)

Community Opening: Friday August 2 from 6-9pm.

Gallery Hours: Wed-Saturday from 10am-4 p.m.
or by appointment.


Scott Anderson

Eric Beltz

Hilary Brace

Russell Crotty

Ann Diener 

Colin Fraser Gray 

Dane Goodman

Lynn Hanson

Nathan Huff



Rafael Perea de la Cabada



Karl Swanson












Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rafael Perea de la Cabada @ CabadaGray Gallery


Focus on the Masters' February 2019 documented artist, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, has mounted a exhibition featuring a sample of his work at the CabadaGray Gallery located within the Vita Art Center. 

• Preview Champagne Reception: Feb 23, 4-7pm
• $10. (members free)
• First Friday Opening: March 1 from 6-9pm
• Exhibit Dates: March 1 thru March 22, 2019

Click the links below to learn more:



Sunday, February 17, 2019 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura

Sponsored by Jim & Mary Galbraith


FOTM is proud to kick off its 25th Anniversary in a new venue in partnership with the Museum of Ventura County. The first Artist Spotlight interview will feature Rafael Perea de la Cabada, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is steeped in the artist’s rich cultural heritage. The artist describes himself as a visual poet, offering a powerful dialog that resonates with the plight of humanity. His intuitive approach draws from his personal experience, incorporating deep narratives layered in symbolism. Concepts range the gamut of human experience, from humorous and playful to social and political discourse. Perea states, “Art for me has a transformative power, a delicate volatility that triggers our craving for a deeper perceptual level. I find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling.” Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in his native Mexico City before earning his M.F.A. from UCSB. His broad range of expression includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation, public art and sculpture. With a foundation in Mexican modernism, he pursues his work as “a seamless merging of the mental/emotional intent, [where] the physical process and craft converge.” He shares his vast knowledge as a professor of drawing and painting at Santa Barbara City College. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous prestigious public and private collections.

Special Invitation to Educators
The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required.

AfterGLOW Fundraising Event
The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at VITA Art Center, located just steps from the museum, immediately following the program. Paid reservations required prior to February 12.

RSVP www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501
 

Monday, February 11, 2019

FOTM The Artist Spotlight Series 2019


   




Sunday, February 17, 2019 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura

Sponsored by Jim & Mary Galbraith



FOTM is proud to kick off its 25th Anniversary in a new venue in partnership with the Museum of Ventura County. The first Artist Spotlight interview will feature Rafael Perea de la Cabada, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is steeped in the artist’s rich cultural heritage. The artist describes himself as a visual poet, offering a powerful dialog that resonates with the plight of humanity. His intuitive approach draws from his personal experience, incorporating deep narratives layered in symbolism. Concepts range the gamut of human experience, from humorous and playful to social and political discourse. Perea states, “Art for me has a transformative power, a delicate volatility that triggers our craving for a deeper perceptual level. I find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling.” Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in his native Mexico City before earning his M.F.A. from UCSB. His broad range of expression includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation, public art and sculpture. With a foundation in Mexican modernism, he pursues his work as “a seamless merging of the mental/emotional intent, [where] the physical process and craft converge.” He shares his vast knowledge as a professor of drawing and painting at Santa Barbara City College. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous prestigious public and private collections.

Special Invitation to Educators
The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required.

AfterGLOW Fundraising Event
The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at VITA Art Center, located just steps from the museum, immediately following the program. Paid reservations required prior to February 12.

RSVP www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501

Monday, January 21, 2019

SBMA "Highlights of the Permanent Collection"



Rafael Perea de la Cabada is part of the exhibition "Highlights of the Permanent Collection" with the painting "Agua Bendita" (2000).
On view now at the SBMA alongside works by Wilfredo Lam, Hans Hofmann, Alison Saar, and many others.

Highlights of the Permanent Collection
In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights some of the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia.
www.sbma.net

Monday, November 26, 2018

Birds on a Wire poetry


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, November 30 – Birds on a Wire poetry
featuring - Nina Clements, Marsha de la O, David Starkey, Phil Taggart, George Yatchisin, Chryss Yost and Sharon Venezio

Vita Art Center, 28 West Main Street - Ventura

The reading starts at 7p.m.

The reading is in response to Rafael Perea de la Cabada’s exhibit Birds on a Wire / Pájaros en el Alambre at the Vita Art Center

Birds on a Wire/ Pájaros en el Alambre is a new body of work by renowned visual artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada. This exhibition explores our connection with birds in a symbolic, environmental, and philosophical manner through a variety of mediums, including paintings, drawing, works on paper, printmaking, photography, and ceramic objects.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Birds on a Wire/ Pajaros en el Alambre






Rafael Perea de la Cabada
Birds on a Wire/ Pajaros en el Alambre
November 2- November 30, 2018

28 W Main St, Ventura CA 93001
(805) 644-92-14

Pájaros en el Alambre /Birds on a Wire is a new body of work by renowned visual artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada. This exhibition explores our connection with birds in a symbolic, environmental, and philosophical manner through a variety of mediums, including paintings, drawing, works on paper, printmaking, photography, and ceramic objects.

In these works, birds often serve as a humble but powerful metaphor for Latinos in America: caught in permanent migration towards opportunities and socio-political liberation, wings extended with flying potential, clipped often by the laws of the land or nature.
Some interpretive text is provided by renowned animal ethologist and bestselling author Dr.Jonathan Balcombe. “Scientists are constantly discovering new aspects of birds’ lives, including how they think, and what emotions they are feeling. In this exhibit, I share some of these discoveries to compliment Rafael Perea de la Cabada’s thought-provoking artworks,” says Dr. Balcombe.
An inspired poetry reading by former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, David Starkey, and Philip Taggart
current Ventura County Poet Laureate, and friends will take place on November 30th at 7pm.
               
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rafael Perea de la Cabada has lived in Santa Barbara since 1987 and in Ventura since 2015.
Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking inMexico City and went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of California,Santa Barbara.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums in Southern California including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Forum, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Hunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica.  He has also shown in New York, Washington, Tennessee, Texas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Croatia, Spain and Germany.
His work is included in numerous public and private collections in Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States.
Rafael teaches Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College and has served as a Master Artist for mentorship programs, master classes, and mural projects for both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Arts Fund.
He recently completed a Public Art Commission with designer Richard Irvine on the West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project for the City of Santa Barbara.

Hours:
Monday through Friday 10am - 4 pm, Weekends by appointment