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Opening Reception for the Exhibition Electricity — Works by Fanny Pérez Gutiérrez
October 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Organized by: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
CRS invites you to an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 6:30 – 8 pm for the exhibition ELECTRICITY, recent works by artist and dancer Fanny Pérez Gutiérrez inspired by her personal experiences and visions that have come to her revealing the light connecting all of creation. There will be a live performance by the artist with video projection.
The exhibition will remain on view from October 4 – November 25, 2019.
“The day when we shall know exactly what “electricity” is, will chronicle an event probably greater, more important than any other recorded in the history of the human race.” — N. Tesla
On my 25th birthday I attended a ceremony where I was taught a lesson about love. I was shown a line of women: a mom and her daughter, then my grandmother, then my mom, I could feel something building up inside me, and then the dog that lived with us since I was 15 appeared. Her eyes like a well staring back at me, a love so giving that expected nothing in return, pure. I exploded. Out of me came thousands, millions of rays of light until I saw myself as a star, sitting in space. I understood that that’s where I am and always will be, and that from there, I could go wherever, whenever because every single point in space and time is connected, by the light.
In mysticism, as in modern physics, light is a recurrent theme, but it wasn’t until I had a direct experience that I began noticing. What you see in this series are depictions of my learning. Each one is a tribute to honor the knowledge that has manifested.
One of the definitions of art is that it is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. I like it because it puts so much of what I think art is simply into one sentence. Art is so much more that whatever we put on an empty canvas and it’s important to recognize its multidimensionality. By doing so, not only do we highlight the existence of art outside of what/where we normally consider it to be, but we are reminded of the transient nature of the state of things.
It’s difficult to name one’s identity with a single noun, or by what one does at a specific moment; exclusion by naming is dire. I consider art to be part of our humanity, one that develops best when in harmony with our environment. It is our birthright to have room to express ourselves, and with that, push forward new ideas that change the shape of things. I become an artist to bring what I experience in other planes to this plane.
Fanny Pérez Gutiérrez was born in Mexico City in December 1989 to Fanny and Beto. She grew up dancing and arrived in NYC at 18. After school, she became involved in the non-profit art world, then for a couple of years taught art and dance to kids. For the last year has been dedicated to aligning herself with her passions, which are dancing & impulsing the demystification of important aspects of life that we’ve been conditioned to undermine.