An exhibition inspired by the music of Chilean classical composers curated by Gloria Garafulich-Grabois
The series expresses Ms. Unanue’s visual inspiration of a selection of compositions of an outstanding group of Chilean composers, who represent the “classical musical voice” of Chile in dynamic, vibrant and expressive works of art that have been created using different techniques and mediums but that convey the deep love of the artists’s native land and her understanding of the magic of these compositions.
Immersed in this music as I painted, I felt it flow through me physically and found myself expressing both the movement of the music and my own emotions in free and spontaneous brush strokes that are musical as well as gestural. The colors I have used suggest - in an abstract way-, my memories of the geography, the forest, the desert, the ocean, and the Chilean sky.
The resultant paintings serve as coded maps, leading the viewer to the Illo Tempore where, over time, our roots spread wider and wider until we are part of a universal root system without cultural, territorial, or continental distinctions. This origin intrigues me, and it spontaneously appears in my work.
Gloria Garafulich-Grabois. Curator
Founder & International Director, Chapter in Chile, National Museum of Women in the Arts, WDC
Director, Gabriela Mistral Foundation, Inc. [US]
Sponsored by Chilean Committee of Delaware Valley and Bloomfield Avenue Dental Associates