From 09/28/2023 to 12/30/2023
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gachi Prieto Gallery inaugurated Sirens, the new solo show of artist Daniel García.


In this compendium of monumental works that deal with the mythical conception of the mermaid, García once again displays a supernatural ability to reveal these figures that traverse the porous border between the real and the fictitious.


In the artist's words: "Since ancient times, there was a legend in the Mediterranean of a mysterious island where sailors perished attracted by the singing of birds. These birds were called Sirens, and it was said that they had the face of a woman. At least this is how they were depicted on funerary reliefs, sculptures and ceramics, and painted on amphorae, hydriae, vases and plates. Later they were also portrayed with breasts and arms, and occasionally with musical instruments: the lyre and the aulos. Their original iconography owes much to Ba, the bird with a human head, which for the Egyptians was one of the immortal components of the human being, the soul force that, after death, left the body, but had to return every night to meet with Ka, the vital force, which remained in the tomb. For the Greeks, the Sirens, like Ba, preserved this character of link between our world and the beyond".

Daniel García was born in 1958 in Rosario, where he lives and works. He has been exhibiting since 1981. Mostly self-taught, in 1981 he studied color with Eduardo Serón. During 1991 and 1992 he attended a workshop in Buenos Aires coordinated by Guillermo Kuitca with a scholarship from the Antorchas Foundation. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as the 47th Venice Biennial in 1997, VI Havana Biennial (Cuba, 1997), 1st and 2nd Mercosur Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1997 and 1999) and "De Ponta-Cabeça", I Biennial of Fortaleza (Brazil. 2002).


Among his latest solo exhibitions are: Damas de Shanghái, Osde Foundation, Rosario (2018) and Gachi Prieto Gallery, Buenos Aires (2019); Pequeñas pinturas de Flores, Mar Dulce Gallery, Buenos Aires (2019); Identidades, EstudioG Gallery, Rosario (2020); Figuras, EstudioG Gallery, Rosario (2020); Encuentros, Museo municipal de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilo Estevez (2021), Trance y otras pinturas, Museo Castagnino, Rosario (2022); Confluencias (2023) with Natalia Perez and Noëlle Lieber, Alianza Francesa de Rosario, and Sirenas (2023) with performance by Yamila Glardón, Galería La Toma, Rosario.




His work is in several public collections: Museo Castagnino+macro, Rosario; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Malba, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires; Museo Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba; Ñande Mac, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Corrientes; Museo Dr. Juan Ramón Vidal, Corrientes; Museo Contemporáneo, Salta; Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Bahía Blanca; Fondo Nacional de Artes, Buenos Aires; and Hess Art Collection, Colomé, Salta and Hess Art Collection, Salta and Napa Valley, USA.

Sirens. Exhibition by Daniel García.


Until December 30.


Gachi Prieto Gallery. Uriarte 1373, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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