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Monday, August 15, 2011

Artist's reception tomorrow at New Haven Public Library

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
The Circus of Life: An Exhibition of Acrylic Artworks by Hugo Lara
Through Aug. 19, 2011.
Artist's reception: Tues., Aug. 16, 5—7 p.m.

Press release

Through arrangement with the Minister Consul General of Ecuador in Connecticut, the Gallery of the New Haven Free Public Library is proud to present the work of the artist Hugo Lara.

This exhibit will only be up for a short time. The reception for the artist will be held Tues., Aug. 16, from 5—7 p.m.

Hugo Lara was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1949, and lives in Playas. He explains that his work is indebted to the anxieties experienced through the historic study of the path of his ancestors, their ethnic origins and activities as common men, artists or politicians, in particular moments of their lives.

This information as a building element of his work can be traced back to the year 1965, when his creation of a mature work of art, at the age of sixteen, combined with his personal anxieties of wanting to fix the world, whether through a philosophical approach or by his direct participation in activities, some of which to him would not be compatible with the identity of a free thinker.

The Circus of the Life is an explosion of visual irony, a graphic testimony that cannot be relegated in Ecuadorian art history, and is the product of the artist's daily struggle for 46 years in his artistic task. Its narrative conclusions are based on the humanistic knowledge of a society being degenerated in time, and represents, with the simple scenes of small characters, an intention to maintain equilibrium, or to maintain a position on the rustic rough but brilliant surface of a world with rock in its interior. This is accomplished by the content that each human being can give the world when becoming a good architect of their life. Hugo Lara presents scenes of characters falling, and holding on to a thin cord as an umbilical that maintains a united society full of color. Each character shares that permanent competence of capacities or influences in this great circus. In a world in which "all of us are actors," we each assume the role that we have accepted by our capacities or limitations.

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Anonymous hugo said...

Thanks to New Haven Free Public Lybrary and Ecuatorian Consulate. H Lara.

12:47 PM


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