Art of the World Gallery opening
Art of the World Gallery will celebrate its grand opening and inaugural exhibition featuring worldwide renowned Latin American artist Fernando Botero. One of the major highlights of the gallery's debut in Houston is the installation of the monumental sculpture Reclining Woman with Fruit, also created by Botero and brought directly from Italy; this historical precedent will take place this month in preparation for the exhibition.
Botero's art portrays people, urban places, landscapes and the natural world through a realistic yet abstract aesthetic that confers his pieces with a very unique and luminous volume. Botero's signature style, often called "Boterismo", can evoke criticism, irony and even humor, but it undeniably offers a magical way of recreating reality. Formally speaking, his methodical and one of a kind selections of color, shapes and proportions - which are based on an intuitive and creative process of thinking - make his body of work a compelling and enticing mirror of our world.
Following the grand opening, the exhibit will be on display through February 11, 2017.