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Sunday, 2 September 2012

'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints


'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints created by Art in the Park artist resident P Gurgel-Segrillo

The interlaced silver and gold ribbon Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo uses to create her wearable art series hint of the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro State, where Patricia grew up. A place where strands of wealth and poverty, ethics and violence, culture and corruption are constantly intertwining.

Upon moving to Cork City Patricia has been creating a group of drawings, deepening her exploration on cross-cultural identity, empowerment and femininity- subjects which are a constant in her work.

The drawings series has been influenced by the afro-Brazilian orixas. These are deities or divinities, which are such a great part of Brazilian culture. Patricia’s representations portray them as ancient (or maybe futuristic?) heroes and sages, inhabitants of the urban landscapes, full of magic as well
as power and a profound sense of self-worth, of dignity.

September 6th - 30th
September 21st - Culture Night event: Meet the Artist with P Gurgel-Segrillo 4pm - 7pm.

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