Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rosana Azar: Twenty-Two Years Celebrating the Arts

A retrospective exhibition

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 22  6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Embassy of Argentina

Currently on exhibition at the Embassy of Argentina is a retrospective of Rosana Azar's 22 years as a painter in Washington, DC.  The retrospective emphasizes three stages of Azar's work. In the first stage, Azar begins her journey as a DC painter in her "Surrealist Dreams" phase.  Her painting process was dream-like; she scribbled until an image came alive through colors. The second phase is "New Dimensions."  These smaller-scale paintings often morph together into one larger work of art.  Azar connects many of these smaller paintings creating a large scale work of art.  The final and ongoing phase of Azar's work is her "Evolutions of Dreams" phase.  Azar fills canvases with texture, utilizing different mediums on white canvas, then places layers of translucent paint until an image appears.  Her images often appear spontaneously.  Azar creates images that cross cultural boundaries through her use of colors and textures, speaking to a place deep within viewer's souls.

The Embassy of Argentina was recently renovated.  It is a great time for everyone to see the new Embassy and experience the wonderful art of Rosana Azar.

Rosana Azar: Twenty-Two Years Celebrating the Arts is on exhibition through July 16 at the Embassy of Argentina located at 1600 New Hampshire Ave NW near Dupont Circle.  The retrospective is open from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for public viewing.  The Opening Reception will take place Friday, June 22 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

1 comment:

  1. I have long admired Rosana's work, combining creativity and technique and reflecting her vibrant spirit. I encourage everyone to attend the opening and visit this show to see for themselves - that spirit comes alive off the canvas!