May 30, 2008

“From Point to Point”

An Artist’s Journey from Mexico City to Santiago de Chile

A cultural and artistic exchange in Latin America turned into a rich visual experience

The Art Institute of California - San Diego, in collaboration with enterArt Productions, presents De punta a punta: A Cultural and Artistic Dialogue, May 20 - June 14, 2008. Join us and experience a series of eleven portraits, delicately diffused by an abstract aura, created by Hector Herrera, a visual artist with an impressive background and a promising career.

Herrera developed De punta a punta (From Point to Point). The first interactions between Herrera and many other emerging artists throughout Latin America were online. He left Mexico City on a journey that would take him across Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on a cultural and artistic exchange with these artists and others. The objective of this seven-year project was the production and exhibition of paintings resulting from the exchange. “Knowledge is enhanced by sharing with others the learning process”, he says.

Herrera applies a strong universal approach to innovation and creativity, and his desire to overcome geographical borders has successfully appealed to audiences from point to point. A.M.S. Marlborough Gallery acclaimed his technique and subject matter that deeply captured the art world in Chile.

There, he exhibited a series of abstract portraits that represent —in a unique style–, the people of Santiago. These paintings are now showcased at The Art Institute of California - San Diego.

Hector Herrera’s De punta a punta: A Cultural and Artistic Dialogue is a travel exhibition presented by The Art Institute of California - San Diego, Gobierno del Estado de Baja California, Centro Estatal de las Artes, Ensenada, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, and produced and directed by enterArt Productions.

Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 8 am– 8 pm. For more information, please call (858) 598-1200 or visit http://www.art institutes.edu/sandiego/

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