Lima Sculptor Patricia Olguín Exhibits in New York City

Back in 2013 we published an article on an exhibition of works by Lima sculptor Patricia Olguín at La Galeria in Barranco after Lauren, who previously worked with Aracari, interviewed the artist. Now Patricia is has works featured at the Agora Gallery in New York City, and Lauren accompanied by James (who also worked with us in Lima) attended the inauguration on behalf of Aracari.

Lima Sculptor Patricia Olguín

The exhibition, called “Realms of Figuration”, showcases pieces by Patricia, who was born in New York but has been living in Lima and has exhibited works in both cities. The exhibition, which explores “real and imagined worlds” through paint, sculpture and mixed media, opened on September 16 and will be on display through October 7, 2014. You can check out Patricia’s pieces on the gallery site.

Lauren and James talked with Patricia the night of the inauguration to learn a bit more about her sculptures in the current exhibit and her plans for the future. Patricia explained that these pieces are on a smaller scale because she had a limited amount of time to complete the works after being commissioned compared to the last exhibit for which she had five years to complete the sculptures. There are several pieces, like Hands Park (featured) and Sculpture, that she would like to create on a much larger scale: the size of a building if possible.

Recently Patricia has been using different techniques like juxtaposing wood with resin, plating pieces in chrome and using bright pink paint. Additionally, these objects had more resemblance to human facial forms, quite distinct from her last exhibition that incorporated pieced-together shards. One of the aforementioned pieces, Hands Park, exemplifies these new techniques: bronzed female hands mounted on a set of lips hold up tree wings from which swing female figures. The other piece, Sculpture, shows a male figure sitting atop another piece of “artwork” with a female looking up at the male, neither aware of the artwork that lay on the other side of the wall; they choose to wreck the piece without ever seeing the artwork on the other side, and so a wrecking ball holds the piece up.

Anyone interested in seeing Patricia’s works can visit the gallery from 11:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday to Saturday at 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York. After, Patricia’s works travel to Paris for and exhibition in November then will head to Milan.

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