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"Ofrenda: A Retrospective of Liliana WIlson's Art"

click to enlarge LILIANA WILSON, NIÑA CON CELLO
Liliana Wilson, Niña Con Cello

A nostalgic, otherworldly quality lilts through the work of Liliana Wilson, an Austin-based Chilean artist who has exhibited work throughout the U.S., Mexico and Italy. Inspired by the subconscious and “spiritual aspects of the universe,” her delicate paintings and drawings of children bring to mind storybook illustrations yet carry with them real-world themes of immigration, repression and injustice. Anthologized in the 2014 book Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams, her mysterious “offerings of hope” come to light in a new retrospective at the Esperanza. Free, 7pm Sat, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave., (210) 228-0201, esperanzacenter.org. — BR

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