Wednesday December 7 - Friday December 30, 2005
The paintings of Abelardo López speak to a personal search for harmony and balance. Born and raised in the wide-open spaces of his native land, he belongs to nature and carries it within him. He habitually and openly admits to seeking to commune with it, and his art is but a reflection of this desire. Formally speaking, he is a very consistent artist who likes to place his horizon lines in the center of the canvas and who uses two types of brushstroke: a rapid, unpredictable one for skies and horizons, and a more tactile, static one to depict solid land, providing the spectator with a pictorial interpretation of the tonal and perceptual qualities of the physical environment.