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Rafa Fernández: Time Traveler exhibition opening

  • OAS Main Building Gallery 1700 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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Rafa Fernández: Time Traveler exhibition opening

DESCRIPTION

OPENING RECEPTION
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: Tuesday, November 14 at 6pm

AMA | ART MUSEUM of the AMERICAS | ORGANIZATION of AMERICAN STATES

SECRETARIAT FOR HEMISPHERIC AFFAIRS

Rafa Fernández
‘Time Traveler’

LOCATION

Organization of American States
Main Building Gallery
17th Street and Constitution Ave NW

ON VIEW
November 13-24, 2017
By appointment only: fgoncalves@oas.org

ADMISSION
Free

Washington, DC: The Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas proudly announces ‘Time Traveler,’ an exhibition of new work by influential Costa Rican artist Rafa Fernández, whose first solo exhibition at the OAS Main Building Gallery in January 1973 was followed by two subsequent OAS exhibitions over the course of the next decade. Fernández’s work continues to evolve to the present day, continuing the dialog between where the artist is and where he’s been, as evident when these contemporary pieces are placed alongside earlier pieces, including those that are today touchstones of the OAS art collection. Fernández says that the more tenuous his voice is, the stronger his painting becomes. His metaphorical images highlight lost loves and illusions through the moon, birds, boats, and horses. Each work carries its own journey, inviting the viewer to walk freely between the world we share and the artist’s imagination. The more the visitor roams, the more surprises and possibilities become clear. The artist lives within his paintings, and through the process of making them, each brushstroke a heartbeat pulsating with the mastery that a lifetime of dedication leaves in its wake. Just as we appreciate the refined use of palette and technique, we latch onto Fernández’s inexhaustible creativity as total freedom. Confabulations of painting and poetry, here give way to magic.

For more information, visit http://www.museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2010s/2017-fernandez.html

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