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Obra Reciente - Pedro Peschiera (Galería Lucía de la Puente)

Written by Arion on Thursday, November 29 2012 and posted in Blog

Some random thoughts about Spanish and plastic bags in art galleries...
Obra Reciente - Pedro Peschiera (Galería Lucía de la Puente)
Pablo Patrucco

What’s happening with Spanish? Not only the Royal Academy of Language but also many other institutions are deeply concerned about the level of corruption and contamination that is invading Spanish dialects throughout the world, if you want to keep things simple it is enough to see the ‘spanglish’ phenomena in the US, but there are a lot of countries butchering the language. In my opinion, here in Lima we have one of the best Spanish variations you could ever find, and there are a couple of countries in Latin-America that have different but valid variations, the rest is just rubbish, they can speak Spanish so damn awfully...

After visiting art galleries once or twice a week I have had a few problems with some of the things I’ve seen. Seeing a plastic bag framed is an example of today’s art installations / performance pieces, I think Marcel Duchamp was a genius when he made the first ones, but now every pretentious bastard feels entitled to place a plastic bag in a gallery and sell it for the price of a million plastic bags. So, I can’t say I am much of an expert about this, but I am certainly against that kind of installations, I don’t think they have any real value, and yes, it’s stuff I could do myself in no more than five. 

Obra Reciente - Pedro Peschiera (Galería Lucía de la Puente)
Rich Johnston blessing my blog / Rich Johnston bendiciendo mi blog

Ayer se inauguraron dos muestras en la Galería Lucía de la Puente “Obra Reciente” de Pedro Peschiera y “La naturaleza de la defensa” de Alberto Borea. La propuesta de Peschiera se distingue por los tonos monocromáticos de sus objetos, a veces en oposición directa con el tapiz de fondo. Sin duda, su interés también reside en la exploración geométrica de figuras de corte netamente euclidiano. Aunque particularmente lo que me más me gustó fueron dos cuadros compuestos por palabras en latín, con un degradé que iba del blanco, al gris y al negro. Borea, en cambio, opta por la técnica del collage, usando sobre todo fotografías a blanco y negro, aparentemente con pocos elementos, sus piezas dicen más de lo que uno se imaginaría a simple vista. 
Obra Reciente - Pedro Peschiera (Galería Lucía de la Puente)
my drawing / mi dibujo

Apenas llegué me encontré con Matías Durán Amez, amigo del colegio a quien no veía probablemente hace unos nueve o diez años. Fue divertido conversar con él, me comentó que ha estado dedicándose al cine y que ha participado en películas como “Días de Santiago” y “Las malas intenciones”. Matías me presentó al joven artista Sebastián Cabrera, que había expuesto sus cuadros en la galería el mes pasado. 

En esta ocasión, además de mi infaltable copa de Navarro Correas, también tomé pisco sour, chilcanos y whisky, y me encontré con José Medina, Mariella Agois, Dare Dovidjenko, Carmen Alegre, Hugo Alegre, Irene Tomatis, etc. Fue muy divertido encontrarme con mi gran amiga Ximena Basadre y quedarnos conversando un buen rato. Al final de la noche, cuando hablaba con Julio Garay, me enseñó el catálogo de la muestra que también se había realizado esa misma noche en la Fundación Telefónica y para mi sorpresa encontré entre los artistas a Juan Diego Capurro, amigo del colegio; una lástima que no haya podido ir a esa muestra pero sin duda la visitaré en el transcurso de la próxima semana. 

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Arion, who is either from Chile or New York (it’s not really clear) writes a blog that the Outhouse steals on a regular basis.  Arion is by far the nicest of all the staff writers and the most well behaved only having been banned from one country.  One thing we really appreciate about Aroin is that he writes his reviews in English and Spanish and we hope someday he’ll translate this blurb for us.  We’re not so good at languages, just look at how well we write in English if you need proof.  You should bookmark Arion’s blog - – and actually look at it.  There will be a quiz at the end of every month.


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