Update from Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda ’05

June 4, 2015

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A MESSAGE FROM ALUMNA CATALINA VIEJO LOPEZ DE RODA ’05

Hello! This month I am excited to share that several of my pieces have been curated into a couple of BWAC’s Spring exhibitions and my painting won Best of Show Gold. A View of the End is still on view until June 7th and I’m excited to share with you that the exhibition went viral and was covered by numerous publications around the world including The Daily Mail in London, Vanity Fair Italia and El Universal in Mexico!

Best of Show Gold

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition’s (BWAC) is currently exhibiting Wide Open 6, curated by Rujeko Hockley, curator at the Brooklyn Museum. Out of the 100 pieces in the exhibition, my painting “Red Window” was chosen by Hockley as Best in Show Gold! Two of my Letter Collages were also juried into their Recycle exhibition, juried by Elissa Goldstone, Director of Exhibitions, Socrates Sculpture Park. The exhibition focuses on art which has been created using recycled materials. Both exhibitions run between May 9th – June 14.

A View of the End

April 3 – June 7, 2015

If you did not get a chance to see A View of the End it will still be up until June 7th! The works in the exhibition have been extremely well received, they even went viral spreading from New York, to London, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Italy! Click on the below publications to read selected articles.

To accompany the exhibition A View of the End, a book has been created which includes over 30 reproductions of my miniature paintings, a transcribed conversation with art historian Joachim Pissarro about the history of butts in art and almost 15 responses from various art historians and curators answering the question “What is your favorite art history butt and why?”

The book can be purchased directly from SHAG or my online etsy store for $25

Excerpt from Joachim’s Transcribed Conversation:

“I just adore the painting Three Graces by Raphael, it´s just so beautiful. It´s entirely subjective of course, but why did he have them hold these balls? Maybe like the apple of Paris? Each one of the graces is going to be judged by Paris and is holding these apples, gazing at the viewer to decide which one is the most beautiful, and only one of them turns her face away from us and instead shows us her butt. It’s interesting; maybe the one who is showing us her butt instead of her face is the winner.”

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