FEATURE EXHIBIT: DAVID SILVAH
Feature Artist, David Silvah; returns from Baja, California, Mexico, for his second annual exhibit with a compilation of his favorite subjects for “Diversification”. From his roots in Mexico and his Iconic, Don Quixote, and Flamenco Dancer’s to an ode to Lancaster with tributes to The Lancaster Symphony including scenes from the Orchestra and a shout out to my own Ibenco Podenco, with Dog Quixote.
At the age of 13, he began painting to win the heart of a young girl. Since then, David Silvah has taken the artistry of the traditional Mexican painting very seriously; sharing his work in a revolutionary, political, and social context of the past and the present.
The work of this young Zacatecano painter, now living in the city of Rosarito, forces the spectator to turn and observe with profound interest. When observing David Silvah’s paintings, we find Don Quixote’s with a look of surprise, of anguish or of wonder.
We see free gestures, dynamic vitality, and Quixote’s that emerge from their meditations, not always optimistic about the condition of humanity. David Silvah, in his relentless effort to express himself, reunites Zapatas, Cristos, Villas, and Don Quixote at the same table. He uses narrative and literary content, as well as many colorful artistic effects, allowing us to enjoy the originality in his fine works.
Each work is a synthesis in which the painter gives free reign to his imagination, without being judged by other different and present pictorials. This allows David Silvah to approach his painting with absolute artistic freedom.
CityMouse | FolkMouse: a Lancaster story.
Inspired by the mascots, or should I say, mouscots of CityFolk Gallery, Highlight Artist, Susan Bailey brings them to life in her mixed-media sculptures. Come and see the interactions and antics of her take on the CityMouse and FolkMouse.
You can see it in the streetlights. A soft welcoming heartbeat. The beacon of a city that calls to varied souls in the bustle of a market day. Places where thousands of threads weave their stories from stoop conversations to Gallery Row openings. There is hardship and there is fortune. A quiet battle of balance in this small metropolis.
However, this is not just about a city. This is a tale about a place to call home, about love, about discovery, but most important of all…about mice. What pattern will you see when two different threads meet? ~ Suz
CityFolk Galleries proudly hosts its first Group Photography Exhibit, “Storytellers”. The exhibition opens with First Friday festivities on September 1, 2017, from 5-9pm and running through September 30, 2017. Come see the nearly 60 selected works, and meet many of the photographers who will be popping in that evening.
“As a lover of photography and the stories they tell, I wanted to create a space and time within the Gallery dedicated to those stories. The Exhibition is meant to bring Emerging Artists looking for a platform, as well as Established Artists who may not get to photograph simply for the love of photography, together.” ~ Karen Anderer, Owner and Curator