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Remixing History: Manolo Valdés
Born in Spain and currently living and working in New York and Madrid, Manolo Valdés is known for his paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, which draw heavily from Spanish art history through appropriating and simplifying familiar forms. Many of his subjects reveal art historical motifs. “Caballero V,” for example, which depicts a man on horseback, alludes to the works of Diego Velázquez, the famed 17th-century Spanish court painter. “Regina II” and “Ada,” both busts of women with elaborate headdresses, relate to the paintings of Henri Matisse. Their expressionless, blank faces contrast with the swirls of metal that recall botanicals and galaxies. These three freestanding sculptures’ size and regal presence command attention on UGA’s East Campus. According to Valdés, “The success of the sculpture does not depend on how I envision them when I create them; it is about how the environment creates the sculptures.”
|Where||Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602|
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The Georgia Museum of Art is a non-profit art museum that is a part of the University of Georgia. The museum's permanent collection features many paintings, drawings and decorative items, specifically a collection of American paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, American, European and Asian prints and drawings on paper from the 16th through 20th century, Southern decorative arts, Asian art and Italian Renaissance paintings. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum exhibits traveling works of art. It also offers kids programs and tours that are tailored to meet the specific interests of each group, as well as a museum shop that sells books, posters, stationery, jewelry, home decor, music, clothing and games. The museum is available to rent for special events and private parties.