Jacqueline Unanue in: POST 2018 | All Together NOW! | 3rd Street Gallery All Member Exhibition

Magical Journey XXIII, 2018, Jacqueline Unanue, acrylic on canvas, 36"x36" (91.5x91.5 cm)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018

First Friday: October 5, 5-9pm
Artist Reception: Saturday October 13, 12- 6 pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Sunday 12- 5 pm

About her series titled Magical Journey featured in: “All Together Now” POST 2018 Jacqueline says:

In my recent series, Magical Journey, I have intentionally changed my palette from earthy colors to luminous ones. These new vibrant colors show significant contrast with the darkness of the current historical moment. Through these new paintings, I am making a magical journey in a similar way to those who made prehistoric rock art using paintings and engravings to reach or obtain what they desired. In my case, I wish to reach both individual and collective idyllic happiness and peace that is, in some way, my "political act.”

Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean American artist of Spanish ancestry living and working in Philadelphia PA since 2000. 

Unanue studied design at the Universidad de Chile de Valparaíso, as well as training in drawing, painting, art history and textile art. While a student, she became interested in the rock art found in her native country. She has traveled extensively through Chile’s Atacama Desert, doing on-site rock art research. She also traveled to Spain to study the pre-historic paintings of the Altamira caves in the Basque Country, which being the home of her paternal ancestors connected her to her roots.

In addition to numerous individual and group exhibitions in Chile since 1983, Unanue has also exhibited in Spain, Finland, Ecuador, Argentina, and the United States—in galleries in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. Her work can also be found in many private collections in the Americas and Europe. In 2015, she received the Latin American Women in Art and Cultural Tribute recognition in New York.

She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Ricardo Guajardo. She is represented by the 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia.

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