Collaborative New Exhibition Aims to Build Bridges Between Art Communities in Texas and Mexico

PATRICIA SANCHEZ SAIFFE
Patricia Sanchez Saiffe
A creative response to “a time when borders seem more like barriers,” Cinnabar’s “Puente*Bridge” marks a collaboration with San Antonio-based
click to enlarge ERNESTO IBAÑEZ
Ernesto Ibañez
artist Ernesto Ibañez and his Arte International, an agency designed to connect Latin American artists with U.S. galleries and corporate buyers. Aiming to “build a bridge between the art community in Texas and Mexico,” the group show brings together works by eight artists — including Ibañez, who’s best  known for animal sculptures covered with remarkably soft-looking layers rendered with thousands of nails. Beyond strong ties to the city of Guadalajara, “Puente*Bridge” finds a bit of common ground in the medium of painting — although genres and approaches vary wildly, ranging from from stylized realism (Patricia Sanchez Saiffe) and playful pop (Roberto Morleghem) to conceptual portraiture (Carlos Torres) and collage-inspired mashups (Cinthia Nuez). Free, opening reception 6-9pm Thu, Jun. 22, on view noon-6pm Wed-Sun through Aug. 13, Cinnabar Art Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St., Suite 147, (210) 557-6073, cinnabarart.com.
CARLOS TORRES
Carlos Torres

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