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Guttenberg Arts hosts a wide range of exhibitions throughout the year which provides STAR artists and community members an outlet to showcase their work and garner exposure. In return we provide the public with a venue which offers unique presentations in an unexpected place... around the corner from their home.
The Path leading to the Center
A Solo Exhibition by Kenia Arguiñao
Curated by Meyken Barreto
June 17- July 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17 6-8pm.
at the Braddock Park Art Center
Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present The Path leading to the Center, a solo exhibition by Kenia Arguiñao. Kenia is interested in the uniqueness of the individual, and the inner processes and elements leading to such individuality. Therefore she has focused in the realm of Dreams as one of those enigmatic and unexplored experiences leading to the construction of a human being.
This exhibition features recent works of the series Umbra, The road leading to the Center and Collapse in a region without dimensionality or time. For all these series Kenia has taken her own dreams as a departure point. During the lapse of eight year and with the accuracy of a bookkeeper, she has kept a record of every date of the year in which she had a dream, and she has also written by hand the story of each of those dreams. That investigation of her inner self is the material from which she creates the graphic, shapes, and motifs that filled her pieces. Her analytic process ranges from using stamps in order to tell her dreams in the series Umbra, to creating graphics and geometric designs by connecting the dots of her monthly dreams statistics. The results are these crafty and exquisite works that connect the ethereal and rational parts of this human experience.
Kenia Arguiñao Vega is a cuban-born artist living and working in Union City, New Jersey. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Benny More in Cienfuegos in 2006 and the Higher Institute of Art, Havana, 2011. Her works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibition both in Cuba and internationally including the Centre for Development of Visual Arts, Havana; Galería Habana, Havana; Havana Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland; Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico DF; Contemporary Art Fair Art Position 11 Bern, Switzerland; and Havana Biennial. She was awarded with the residency Gilbert Brownstone Foundation, 2012, Paris, France.
The Path leading to the Center is part of a new Exhibition Program organized by Guttenberg Arts and curated by Meyken Barreto and Elvis Fuentes that focuses on artists living and/or working in the New Jersey area. This new series of exhibitions is taking place in two locations: the Guttenberg Arts Gallery in Guttenberg and the Lake House at James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park in North Bergen.