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iNTIMATE STATES – Works on paper by Eduardo Sarmiento to Open at Thomas Center

1/17/2019

The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center is pleased to announce the opening of iNTIMATE STATES – Works on paper by Eduardo Sarmiento, which will run Friday, Jan. 25 – Saturday, May 4, 2019. An opening reception and opportunity to meet the artist takes place Friday, Jan. 25 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville.

Curated by Anne E. Gilroy, iNTIMATE STATES brings this contemporary artist’s work to Gainesville for the first time. In more than two dozen powerful drawings, Sarmiento allows us to witness his potent connections to family and friends. Neither idealized nor forgiving, the portraits deliver tenderness without sentimentality. Wry self-portraits function as a glimpse into both the artist’s character and his self-awareness as the observer. Sarmiento unabashedly offers himself up to the viewer in this raw visual consideration of intimate relationships.

iNTIMATE STATES, will be held in concert with Bulla Cubana. Bulla Cubana is a citywide celebration of arts and culture, promoting the exchange of ideas and inspiration between Cuba and the north central Florida region. Eduardo Sarmiento was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1980.

An image from the exhibition is available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/45863459935.

The Historic Thomas Center is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The galleries are closed for observed holidays. For additional gallery information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at 352-393-8532 or visit www.historicthomascenter.org.



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