The Colours of Peru, featuring the work of Peruvian artists Pedro Caballero Perez and Borka Sattler, will launch the first exhibition of the new season for York’s Glendon Gallery tonight.
The exhibit, which runs until Oct. 15, will kick off with a lecture by the artists tonight at 5:30 pm at the Glendon Gallery, Glendon campus, followed by a guided tour of the works, mingling and music until 9pm. The exibit is directed by Lilia Faulkner, an Ottawa-based curator and the project coordinator of Latin American art exhibitions.
The evening is also the official opening of the 20th Festival of Words & Images, “Renewed Presence”, in collaboration with ANTARES Publishing House of Spanish Culture and the Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language, directed by Glendon’s Margarita Feliciano with the support of the Consulate General of Peru in Toronto. The Festival of Words & Images is a celebration of Spanish language and culture.
Mexican violinist Paulina Derbez will perform her latest piece, “Four Visions”, during the evening. A member of the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, Derbez has performed in Japan, Colombia, France, Germany, Canada and Mexico, among others.
Following her studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Sattler’s work has gained recognition in North America and Europe. Sattler has lectured at the University of Waterloo, Queens University, Concordia University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto and Carleton University. Her work has also been exhibited in galleries around the world, including in New York, France, Italy, Chile, Germany and Peru.
Sattler’s paintings have been described as “blazing figures of large, plastic, linear articulations with a vibrant palette, at times dazzling. These paintings also reveal mythical beings with an evil touch and the violent influence they exert on the artist’s soul.”
A native of Cajabamba, Peru, Caballero completed his studies at the Art School of Lima and continued to hone his artistic skills in France and Spain. His work is based on pre-Colombian iconography, in particular on those of the Paracas and Chacay cultures.
Caballero’s paintings have been presented throughout North America and Europe, as well as in China and Thailand. His work has been described as “representing the Inca cultural heritage, rich in symbols, mysteries and traditions, evoking the ancient world.”
The Glendon Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 3pm, and Saturdays, from 1 to 4pm. Glendon Gallery is located at the Glendon campus, 2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto.
For more information, contact Martine Rheault, Glendon Gallery coordinator of cultural and artistic affairs, at 416-487-6721.