TD Sunfest presents
COLORES DE LATINOAMÉRICA ‘19
~ A Free Admission Celebration of the Visual Arts
January 22 – February 2, 2019
Opening Night Reception:
Friday January 25, 7 – 11 PM
London’s Sunfest Committee celebrates the 13thanniversary of COLORES DE LATINOAMÉRICA, a premier showcase of creative works by some of Canada’s most talented visual artists who were born in, or have immediate family ties to, various Latin American countries. Colores 2019 exhibitors are truly cosmopolitan figures, who have lived and exhibited in such places as Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and the United States, and whose output is prized around the globe.
On Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM, join TD Sunfest for an OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION, followed at 7:30 PM by a special performance by The Alfredo Caxaj Latin Jazz Ensemble, and complemented by refreshments & Latin American appetizers.
This year’s roster of artists includes:
- Mariana Bolaños (Mexico)
- Mao Correa (Colombia)
- Oscar Marroquin-Ponce (El Salvador)
- Michelle Peraza (Costa Rica & Cuba)
- Agustin Rolando Rojas (Cuba)
- Alex Usquiano (Colombia)
Colores de Latinoamérica ’19 offers fascinating windows into the worlds of over a half-dozen highly engaging artists, many of them young, new generation voices with an interdisciplinary focus. Come and experience works by the following: MARIANA BOLAÑOS is a Mexican artist based in Toronto. Focusing on painting, sculpture and installation with a social purpose, she “enjoys the process of exploration guided only by mere intuition…and the constant state of uncertainty that it brings.” MAO CORREA is a Colombian-born and raised conceptual artist (painting, assemblage and graphic design) whose eclectic and visceral work critiques our frenzied consumerism and lack of environmental awareness. Originally from El Salvador, but a Londoner since he was a year old, OSCAR MARROQUIN-PONCE is a young emerging artist who uses acrylics and different pouring mediums to create experimental works that take audiences on a flowing poetic journey he calls “floesia”. A second-generation Latin American artist from Costa Rica and Cuba, Toronto’s MICHELLE PERAZA uses portraiture as a starting point for conversations on human origins, culture, lineage, history, skin colour, migration, integration, loss of identity, and value systems. A highly respected printmaker who got his start in Havana, Cuba, AGUSTIN ROLANDO ROJAS came to Canada in 1997 and, since then, has lived on both sides of the Canada-United States border. His work is “inspired by both nature and the intimacy that is shared between human beings interacting with one another.” Visual artist, digital artist and photographer ALEX USQUIANO has found “a new level of awareness” since moving to Toronto from the coffee region of Colombia. He likes to challenge the ideas of old-school artists by showing that “digital art has the capacity to be as beautiful, terrifying and wonderful as any form of traditional art.”
TAP is located at 203 Dundas Street in London, Ontario. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12 – 5 p.m., and the gallery is free admission.