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'Encanto': New Works By Ivonne Garcia

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until September 30, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline Street #104 , La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

From '5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In September' (KPBS):
Ivonne Garcia: 'La Bella Donna'
On view at Thumbprint Gallery beginning Sept 11, 2021
Ivonne Garcia's papercut works are stark, fantastical, evocative and something between spooky and reverential — not unlike a Shirley Jackson novel.

Her works often feature skulls, birds, serpents, botanicals, strange beasts and spiderwebs. And the contrast is lovely — almost all black and white, though there are sometimes splashes of color of shimmery metallics.

The Italian "la bella donna" translates to "beautiful woman," but it is also a nod to the poisonous plant belladonna, or deadly nightshade. Historically used to dilate the pupils for beauty, eating the berries could also be fatal. In this work, Garcia surrounds an outstretched, sword-pierced wrist with intricate leaves, using textured ivory paper against a black background.

Details: Exhibition information. Garcia's solo exhibition, "Encanto," opens Sept. 11, 2021 with a reception at 5 p.m., and runs through the end of the month. The gallery is open Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the gallery:
***Masks are REQUIRED regardless of vaccination status***

We are proud to present 'Encanto,' featuring all new work by local artist Ivonne Garcia.

Ivonne Garcia is an artist based out of San Diego, CA. Her penchant for knives has made its way into her repertoire of artistic medium with a focus on paper-cutting and silhouettes - designed to connect all things in the planar depths of simplicity and translating it into the emotional balance between the dark and the light.

When not pouring away at her scalpels and inks, Ivonne spends her time living deliciously with her daughter and familiars, collecting oddities, keeping the art of snail mail alive, connecting with her Mexican roots, waiting for Halloween, and cultivating her ever growing Trucker’s Vocabulary.

Gallery hours and contact:
open: Saturdays, noon - 4 p.m. and by appointment
p: +1-858-354-6294

Opening reception information:
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 from 5-10 p.m.
Live music by Poised in the Darkness.

Poised In The Darkness is a post-punk band, formed in San Diego, California in 2018 by vocalists Jess Bergman and Blanca Lucia Bergman.

Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly and pop-up exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary pop culture, nostalgia, urban art and pop surrealism. The gallery seeks to provide an eclectic and engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national, and international artists.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Promotional poster for Ivonne Garcia's solo exhibition co...

Above: Promotional poster for Ivonne Garcia's solo exhibition courtesy of Thumbprint Gallery.


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