So Much More 

In memory of a person well loved the world over: a celebrity of grandeur most dream to become; a son, brother, father and husband; surely a friend to so many more. A person- so much more.

David Bowie was in the news yesterday morning, sadly because of his passing on from this world we call ours. “Peacefully,” I’d read and hoped– for what more can we ask for when remembering those admired and loved?

So much more:

I’d learned about Bowie’s passing in a newsletter and thought it is a great loss in music history besides a life of historical moments. Just the day before I’d picked up my piece of artwork, which was included in the exhibition “Celebrity” at ConArtist Gallery. Consequently it’s a portrait I’d painted of David Bowie. I was so glad to have it back, I was telling my friend about it. I was thinking that as much as we treasure our work as Artists, it’s often difficult to let them go. Art takes time, effort, inspiration, financial setbacks even- and so much more.

Well, I know life has a lot more meaning than materials. 

David Bowie was and always will be remembered as a work of Art- in and of himself. His music lives through the unique sound of his voice and forever classic tracks. The style in Bowie’s fashion choices as most people know, were just as uniquely expressed. I wasn’t among those fortunate to have viewed the recent exhibitions built around all the public details of his life- yet I’m proud to say it’s been an honor to be a fan since Bowie’s start with celebrity. Yes.       I consider myself to have been a privileged child back then. 

Mr. Bowie fit right in if not declared a misfit of the times. To many, he stood out appropriately enough to be noticed- and very well so. As I recall, these ears were in sound training most of my waking hours and I don’t regret much of it when it pertains to music. Still, Bowie carried himself with so much more! 

I know. Life is funny. It’s got a way with making us fall and breaking it; taking our breaths away at the most incredible moments and still, (you know the rest). Such is Life…and Art- the mirror upon which lies its reflection.

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Art Is…Inspiring; therapeutic; time consuming; full of effort; expressive; Meaningful- and of course: Full of LIFE! 

The Art that is Bowie and all he produced is all that and so much more. Art such as his, LIVES. In effect, so does he. 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bowie. Rest assured that I’ll be “swaying to the sound” for as long as I can.

Until next time- May we cherish how we express ourselves- historically.

Thanks for visiting.

Adriana 

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Exhibition Opening: CELEBRITY

Hello everyone!

It’s great to see you all back here and would like to extend an invitation to join me and my fellow Artist Members at ConArtist Gallery for:

“Celebrity ”

It begins tomorrow night, Wednesday November 4th.  at 7-11 pm and runs through November 14th. 

I’m participating with a piece inspired by David Bowie, which I began and completed some months ago. In it I wanted to express the ever-changing, effortless transition from one Celebrity whose music and style has inspired countless. The obsession with Celebrity may stem from many roots. Where we ground ourselves in society is a mark the aspiring dream to achieve. It’s also part of my love for music and dance spanning a lifetime. Please join us and be sure to get all the deets at ConArtists‘ website page for this and all other exhibitions.

Here’s a sneak peek at a WIP before completion, although this 4′ x 3’ piece on wood is better appreciated up close and in person. I mount them all myself as I prefer canvasses.

 

upcoming exhibition: CELEBRITY
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust by Adriana J Garces
 
I look forward to seeing you all there!

Thanks for checking in once again. Stay tuned or follow if you wish to receive updates on my latest work, exhibitions and other event details. 

~Adriana

New Painting In Gallery

Hey everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend wherever you are. Changes in the season are cause for celebration as leaves and flowers bloom everywhere. It’s a gorgeously warm day here in the New York City area and that alone is enough to test my patience. The reason is an urgent need to work on projects, while thinking about going outdoors. I think a little walk away from the usual is in order! I find it’s a great idea to step away from whatever we do at home, even if for a little while. Later on, I won’t regret that I missed out on much-needed sunshine. Where I’m situated, it’s a must with all the lengthy cold and gloomy days we otherwise experience.

My recent exhibition in “Sound and Vision” at ConArtist Collective Gallery was a whole lot of fun. I’m onto the next one in: “But Is It Art,” which opens this Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. 

I’ve added the piece I showed at Sound and Vision “Speak and Spell Re-envisioned” to my Gallery. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved creating it.

Speak -n- Spell Re-envisioned, Adriana J. Garces
Speak -n- Spell Re-envisioned, Adriana J. Garces

 

Until next time, be well and enjoy some of this glorious season!

Adriana

Tidbits from the Sound and Vision Exhibition

Tidbits from the Sound and Vision Exhibition

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to present to you some highlights from the exhibition I am currently participating in: “Sound and Vision” at ConArtist Collective Gallery. The opening event was just last night and it runs through May 2nd. 2015. If you weren’t there last night, no worries- there’s still time to check it out in person. The closing event will be on April 29th. at 7 pm, where many of the Artists in the exhibition will usually be available enjoying the party along with guests, including myself. Continue reading Tidbits from the Sound and Vision Exhibition

Opening Night Tomorrow: Sound and Vision

Tomorrow is Opening Night for Sound and Vision Exhibition at ConArtist Collective Gallery!

Tidbits from the Sound and Vision Exhibition
Speak and Spell Re-envisioned by Adriana J Garces, detail

 

Location: 119 Ludlow Street                                                                                                 New York City, NY

Sound and Vision is open from Wednesday April 22nd. to May 2nd. 2015.

Don’t miss the Opening Event tomorrow night!

Hope to see you there,

Adriana