Magical Realism in the Couloir Bleu
Other of her pieces are currently on display as part of "The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community" at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
Ms. Gama now lives here in Chicago, hardly a stone's throw from Wishbone, but she has taken her Mexican roots from the School of Fine Arts in Guadalajara to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where she has been studying print making. But she has also been influenced by Chinese painting at the Gakukai Sumie Center in Tokyo. All this makes for an exotic syncretism of different visual traditions.
Her drawings, paintings, etchings and installations have been in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., Mexico, and internationally. In 2006, she became the first Latina to exhibit at the Union League Club Gallery of Chicago with a series entitled "Los Magicos." In the same year Gama had an installation at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame as part of a national conference on Catholicism: Guadalupe, Madre de America: Narrative, Image, and Devotion. (Worthy of Octavio Paz!)
In this show you will see the regal eyebrows of Ms. Kahlo overlooking a garden of dreams. The colors are enchanting; the different textures of the paper bringing the ethereal quality of the the images into the warmer regions of earth and sensuality.
Ms. Gama may be contacted through www.esperanzagama.net for visits to her studio and purchases of artworks. Enjoy the show!