Obsessive Ruminations, exhibiting in the Grand Atrium, ties together the works of artists Alvaro Labanino and Miguel Saludes, brought together by bonds of friendship and comradery that take them back to their adolescence, when they first met.
Upstairs in the Capital Gallery, artist Winnie Purple’s show, Effervescence, delivers a surreal, sparkling world where our ancestors’ tales come to life as intricate images, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a colorful, dream-like experience. Both opening night receptions take place during Art Walk on Friday, March 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center.
Thoughts often sneak up on us from dawn to dusk, accompanying us to and from work, and always back in our space again. They can bless us in the shape of sweet memories, transporting us to the calm stupor of better days past or they burden us with the sour taste of painful memories, insecurities, fears, and preoccupations, which seem to come at us in greater numbers and intensity to surely drown us in sorrow and pain. To face such ruminations we need great courage and strength, but once we’re able to confront them, embrace them, and harness their power, we may witness brilliance.
The exhibition Obsessive Ruminations ties together the works of artists Alvaro Labanino and Miguel Saludes, brought together by bonds of friendship and comradery that take them back to their adolescence, when they first met. Their link is further bolstered by a common passion for the medium of painting which they both practice, as well as an appreciation for its rich history.
Winnie Purple was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. She studied art at Artes Plasticas University of Guadalajara, music with maestro Eduardo Garciapena, and dance at Escuela de Danzas Polinesias. Arriving in Southwest Florida in 2001, Winnie immediately started work as a singer and percussionist with maestro Steve Uscher and his Tropical Jazz Group.
Both shows will be on display through March 25. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers.