Jacqueline Unanue is part of the 3rd Street Gallery POST 2017 member exhibition, running until October 28.
Sunday October 22, 1- 4 pm. 45 N 2nd St | Old City, Philadelphia 19106 | 215 625 0993
Unanue is showing her current series inspired by 3rdStreet Gallery fellow member Marjorie Grigonis, who recently passed away. Unanue always admired Grigonis' art, feeling a connection with her abstract and spontaneous painting. She was intrigued how she used her big surface yellow color, for that reason, Unanue titled her work: Yellow Sky, as one of the Marjorie’s artwork title. She painted using Marjorie’s inherited paintbrushes, while listening to her favorite jazz music of Miles Davis. In a very happy coincidence, Unanue found the Miles album titled: Miles in The Sky, matching with the spirit of her homage painting for MG.
Image: Yellow Sky #1, by Jacqueline Unanue
Acrylic on canvas and collage details, 2017, 36”x 36” (91,5 x 91,5 cm)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean American artist of Spanish ancestry who has resided in Philadelphia since 2000. She studied design at University of Chile, Valparaíso, Chile. At that time, she started doing on-site research especially in the rock art done in her own country. She also traveled to Spain to study the caves of Altamira in the Basque country.
In her recent series, she has been working while listening to classical music, using free spontaneous brush strokes that are musical as well as gestural.
In addition to numerous individual and group exhibitions in Chile since 1983, she has also exhibited in Spain, Finland, Ecuador, Argentina, and the United States—in galleries in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. In 2013 and 2015 she exhibited in Barcelona, Spain. In 2015, she received the Latin American Women in Art and Cultural Tribute recognition in New York.