Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, September 5, from 6 to 10 pm for the opening reception and art walk for our September artists. “Anthologies and Other Echoes” by Cesar Aguilera and off the Main Gallery, Rachel Moorman will be showing her “story-telling” art. This exhibit continues through September 29, 2014.
Cesar Aguilera was born in Quito, Ecuador; he navigated his childhood by virtue of creative observation, learning from his first curiosities onward that imagination and ingenuity have critical roles to play within our human experiences of life. Exploring these roles has led to a lifetime of experimental works and has taken Cesar through a vast spectrum of mediums, techniques, materials and subject matter. Although his approach is always in flux, his objective remains constant: to use art as a means of contributing to the design of solutions regarding problems which plague our world and the societies that inhabit it.
Artist Statement by Cesar Aguilera
“Anthologies and other Echoes” As humans we have conquered every other animal species and transformed the land to our liking; we conquered the planet. But, now what? Anthologies and other Echoes portrays all of humanity’s achievements in science, arts, politics and all the fields of human thought as seen from the future, looking back at this civilization that had it all, conquered all, but didn’t know what to do with it and lose it all at the end. We haven’t reached that point yet. This dramatic presentation is a way to emphasize that we are still on time to curb our insatiable hunger, reduce consumption and use all of our brilliance and ingenuity to reverse the damage already done. There is no other planet ship like this. We repair the damage to stay afloat; or we will surely drown.
Off the Main Gallery:
Rachel Mooran’s is an artist native of Chicago, Illinois. She has called Southwest Forida her home since 1999. Rachel specializes in several different mediums, but is known predominately for her ‘story telling’ acrylic paintings, custom painted shoes and her unique Japanese paper-cutting i). Rachel has won over twenty–five awards in shows around the Chicagoland area. She has worked with designers in Southwest Florida since 2001, doing mural work. She is currently working on several new paintings and paper-cut jewelry art pieces.