OFRENDA: A Retrospective of Liliana Wilson's Art
July 11, 2015
As part of her recent book release tour, Liliana Wilson presents a new exhibit which will feature many works highlighted in Liliana’s recently published book as well as new works never before seen. The event is FREE to the public with a small reception to accompany the exhibit opening night. Copies of the book will be sold during the event. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Liliana Wilson was born in Valparaíso, Chile where she studied architecture before pursuing art as her principal career. Wilson belongs to a group of Chilean artists who were intimately shaped by the political turmoil and repression in Chile during the 1970s and 1980s. A crusader for justice and against oppression, she paints and draws in various media and has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. ABOUT THE ART: Wilson’s art, most of which alternate between light pencil drawings to acrylic paintings serve as mesmorizing artistic reflections of fears long gone and memories that continue to haunt. Over the years, Liliana has become an inspiration for younger artists concerned with not only political repression and social injustice, but also personal fear and despair. Through metaphorical and subliminal drawings, Liliana’s artwork touches upon issues such as abandonment, innocence, and dreamlike states. For Liliana, her drawings represent ofrendas or offerings of hope and beauty. The exhibit will also be on display until the end of August.