Friday, November 20, 2009

Alexandro Santana artist reception at Besharat

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My camera is not worthy of Alexandro Santana's breathtaking pictures; I can't "get " the colors. You'll just have to see them for yourself at Besharat Gallery in Atlanta. While you are there, sign up to find out about more receptions.

We walked in to see this wall of stunning colors:
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Purple sweaters looked great with the art:
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Alexandro could not have been nicer. From Spain, now living in Savannah, Rhode Island School of design. He told us how he did it and signed books for Architecture Tourists Katherine on the left and me (Terry) on the right.
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We met some really nice folks from Big Canoe, New York, Paris and... Right: Katherine, Center: Adrian Dannatt
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Left: Adrian Dannatt
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Oh, how did he do it? "Action Painting" Think colors, mix the colors (turpentine is involved), canvas flat on floor, pour blobs of paint, once the colors set up a bit stand them up, more thinking, more coloring, more knifing...

There are more pictures, see them here slide show. Click the little box on the lower left corner to see it full screen; you'll be glad you did.


Thanks,
Terry

P.S. The Besharat stair is a work of art itself.
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4 comments:

  1. So amazing. I so wish I could have been there. I can't wait to go see the exhibit. -Cristi

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  2. these are fantastic and the space in which they were shown... awesome. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Beautiful--and what an amazing gallery space. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  4. It was really fun and everyone was very nice! His colors are really amazing.

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