Chapala Cultural Center Exhibition

My solo exhibition titled Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss opened on August 4, 2018 at the Chapala Cultural Center and we had a great turnout.

There were 10 new pieces on view in the main gallery and 6 older pieces in the smaller gallery where Miguel Mata’s new documentary ran on a continuous loop.

There were also 4 giclee prints in the smaller gallery designed from details of the new pieces printed and stretched on linen so that they appeared as abstract paintings.

The new work using fused and sewn plastic bags featured work on the wall as well as a sculpture shaped like a spiral. In the middle of the gallery, I built a floor installation using broken plates and building debris. The images on the hand-painted plates were based on drawings of endangered birds that I had done while on an artist residency in France.

The opening reception was well attended with over 200 people from the ex-pat and Mexican communities. Colleagues flew in from New York City and Madison, WI and the Mayor showed up to give a short speech and present me with a certificate of appreciation. It was a great night!


If you live near Lake Chapala, Mexico, the show will be up through Saturday September 15, 2018. 

Gallery Hours are:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm y 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

12 thoughts on “Chapala Cultural Center Exhibition

  1. Deborah,
    I love your latest creations. They call out to me and welcome me in to them. The photos of you are not merely elegant and beautiful, but seem of a piece with your art. Thanks so much for keeping me informed. When do you return to Boston to associate with mere mortals?

    • Dear George, Thanks for being a forever fan! I feel more than ever that my life and work are consistent and whole. You are wise to observe this. I have a few leads for shows in the Boston area and will certainly let you know if any of them take root.

  2. Deborah,
    I am on vacation in Santa Fe, NM and am viewing your work on my cell phone. It looks so very interesting and I Can’t wait to see it on my big screen at home.

    I look forward to meeting you next year when my sister and I come down.

    Linda. Rettich

  3. So happy and excited for you. Mazel tov Women Of Vision a nd Vibrancy. Your talent, art and self are so very evident and alive. Beautiful. “MAY YOU GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AND SUCCESS TO SUCCESS…”
    L’SHALOM AND LOVE TO YOU, your forever friend,
    Wendy A Rabinowitz

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