Ana Maria Pacheco Print Show
A treat for serious art appreciators and collectors in Sonoma County. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Brazilian born sculptor, painter and printmaker Ana Maria Pacheco has lived and worked in England since 1973. Following degrees in both Art and Music in Goias Brazil she moved to London on a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art. From 1985-89 she was Head of Fine Art at the Norwich School of Art.
In 1996 she was appointed the first non-European and first sculptor Associate Artist at the National Gallery in London, a residency which culminated in one of the most popular exhibitions ever held at the Gallery.
She is best known for her huge polychrome sculptures carved from wood, typically exhibited as installation pieces including “Man and his Sheep” and “Dark Night of the Soul”. “Shadows of the Wanderer” is on exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral and she had a solo exhibition this summer at the Galway International Arts Festival.
“Ana Maria Pacheco’s work is evolved from a tradition of making which lies between South American and European culture, between ancient magic and twentieth century art. It draws for example on medieval art, expressionist language, Catholic ritual, Renaissance art and classical mythology; and just as the tragic, the savage, the grotesque or the voracious can be found intertwined with grace and wisdom these traditions, so we find them here.
The work belongs to the present, but has its sources also in the continuum of scholarship, craft, mythology, narrative and history that individuals between cultures are often so able to discover and maintain.” Ian Starsmore Poet, author and artist. Lecturer for the Open University, Cambridge.
The series of drypoint prints "There was this Jaguar" and "The Sphinx That Learned to Fly," screenprints "Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba" and selected original screenprints from "A Modern Bestiary," is on show at Gallery 32 in Guerneville.