Gallery hosts an Exhibition of the Works of Oscar Abreu
Alianza’s Art Gallery is proud to
present the recent works of talented painter Oscar Abreu. The exhibit "detachment
of the ego" will be presented at the gallery space of Alianza
The exhibit will be open to the
public on Friday August 11, 2006 at six thirty
in the evening, where there will be an opening
reception. The exhibit will remain available to the public through August 20th.
Moreover, this exhibition will be presented as well from September 8th
through October 12th, 2006 at the Marwen Foundation in Chicago.
This is Abreu's 14th solo exhibit.
Abreu has received wide critical acclaim in numerous shows in the Dominican
Republic, Puerto Rico, and Chicago. According to Dominican art critics, Abreu is
considered the most important artist of his generation in the Dominican
Abreu began developing his highly distinctive style, which he calls
"psycho-expressionism," 1994 while he was still studying in Chicago Illinois at
the Marwen Foundation and expanded his studies by attending to the School of the
Art Institute's Saturday program for talented students.
Within the context of figurative abstraction and minutely gesture painting,
Abreu is able to powerfully express extremely subtle emotions. He is
particularly interested in exploring the mysteries of human behavior - the pain
and suffering that results from negative human conduct and the continuing
struggle to feel joy and pleasure in spite of life's traumas and turmoil. Abreu
also explores the internal struggles ever-present in modern man and the ironies
that exist in situations that are beyond our control but affect us in a profound
way. In a recent article Abreu stated: "When I suffer life's blows and shocks I
am more prolific as an artist. I understand that it is a matter of my own pure
need to purge the demons within me, to release and to interpret my vulnerability
and my incapacity to rationalize life's different circumstances."
Moisés Pérez, Executive Director of Alianza Dominicana states that Oscar Abreu
is one of Dominican Republic’s most brilliant artists; his is a major force in
the new abstraction that is coming from the Caribbean Islands. "Oscar's work
explores the multiplicity of issues that have been at the heart of Alianza's
work for almost two decades; namely the impact of the human struggle on the
psyche and well-being of the individual and community at large."
Abreu's recent one-man show at the Prinardi Gallery (September 2005) in Hato Rey,
Puerto Rico was a critically acclaimed success. At present he continues to work
at his studio in New York in preparation for up-coming shows. On November 2006
Abreu will open a one-man show at the Abreu Centro de Arte, Dominican Republic.
Alianza Art Gallery, is the most recent project of Alianza Dominicana, which is
dedicated to presenting and celebrating Dominican visual arts, Alianza
Dominicana, Inc. is a non-profit community development Organization that
partners with youth, families and public and private institutions to revitalize
economically distressed neighborhoods. Alianza's mission is to assist children,
youth and families to break the cycle of poverty and fulfill their potential as
members of the global community.
Alianza Art Gallery, open free to the public, seeks to contribute to the diverse
cultural landscape of New York. By supporting the visual arts and celebrating
extraordinary imaginations, Alianza Dominicana seeks to actively enhance our
quality of life.
For further information please contact Minerva Guerrero at 212-740-1960 ext 427.