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Open Doors to Art | Exhibition visit with Osvaldo Ramirez from the VAG
April 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us online on Thursday, April 15 for a unique exhibition visit with Salvadorian artist Osvaldo Ramirez. His work will be exhibited in the same space as Francisco Goya in the Vancouver Art Gallery! This session is part of our ongoing series “Open Doors to Art.”
Have you ever wondered what an artist`s studio looks like? what pieces are selected for exhibitions? or what type of art Latin Americans are making today? This event is part of VLACC’s “Open Doors to Art” series. An art-focus series created in partnership with Curated Tastes, where professional Latin American artists open their studio doors to the public in order to share the intimate experience that is a visit to the artist studio, the private spaces of a gallery or to have a guided visit of current exhibitions.
My areas of research and art production are concerned with issues of collective memory, historical trauma and identity explored through multimedia approaches to drawing, which involve stop-motion animation video, traditional printmaking methods and installation work. My body of work is an intuitive construction of memory as a form of personal myth-making that casts political expressions, voices modes of resistance, and most recently speaks to a process of re-construction, growth and healing. Using mixed media drawing techniques as primary tools for storytelling I deploy elements found in pre-Hispanic mythology, Salvadoran popular folklore and iconography sourced from Western art history to merge a hybridized aesthetic of historical, cultural and personal experience. Coincidentally, my body of work also focuses on the impact and legacy of the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s- a time my family and I witnessed, and as a result of which, immigrated to Canada. My studio process is a constant act of revision of collective histories, issues of migration, violence and inter-generational knowledge through the possibilities of personal myth.
Although this is a Free Event, registrations are necessary. Click here to get your free tickets.