Sunday, March 22, 2009

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
ph: 562 437 1689

Claudio Gallina:
Entre la memoria y el olvido / Between memory and oblivion

The Lexus Gallery.
February 1, 2009 - May 3, 2009
The exhibition, Claudio Gallina: Entre la memoria y el olvido / Between memory and oblivion, is a series of works that includes paintings, drawings, video and installation by Argentinean artist, Claudio Gallina. He is interested in childhood memories and how childhood learning influences the way we work, live and play. The central focus of the exhibition is an installation of a recreated children’s classroom filled with school desks, a chalkboard and a hopscotch game. As a recent body of work, Gallina is interested in blending the experience of theater and the dramatic narratives of the stage with daily life. Establishing a connection between the dramatic and the real, his art proposes questions about the individual, childhood learning and the schoolroom environment as early sources that shape our behavior and world view. Similar to the author, Robert Fulghum, Gallina believes, “All I really need to know, I learned in kindergarten.” Born in Argentina in 1964, Claudio Gallina studied art at Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidianos Pueyrredón. Early in his career he worked as a scenic artist and designer for theater and television. He has exhibited widely and his art has been presented at major international art fairs in Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela. The exhibition is sponsored by Alfredo Ginocchio, Mexico.

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