Regina Carbayo’s “Scenes From Cádiz”
Place: Mezzanine Gallery- St Peter's Cork
Tickets: Free Entry All Welcome
St Peter’s Cork is delighted to welcome Cork local and Spanish native Regina Carbayo as she presents her latest exhibition in our Mezzanine Gallery. ‘Scenes from Cádiz’ captures life in ‘La Caleta’ beach, in the heart of Cádiz, where artist Regina Carbayo worked from a studio by the sea.
Carbayo’s work catches the idiosyncrasies of the local people and the easy way of living: scenes of people boating, singing flamenco or clapping spontaneously, senior citiziens on the beach with umbrellas, huge coolers, tents, chairs, radios, lots of food and whatever else they bring to enjoy a whole day on the beach with good company, playing cards, “Bingo”, “Domino” and “Parchís” (a traditional Spanish table game).
In creating these paintings, Carbayo decided to show groups of people she found most interesting, ”isolating into my paintings by using a loose handling of paint, a technique I developed in the last few years, along with palette and subject matter. The warm climate, the charming environment and the freedom, guided my creation in this inspiring workspace”.
Artist Bio: Regina Carbayo (BA Fine Art, MA Art Production, Polytechnic University, Valencia) is a Spanish artist living and working in Ireland. Carbayo’s work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally and purchased by both private and public collections, including the Crawford Art Gallery and Terence MacSwiney Memorial Museum. .
Carbayo frequently works with the Glucksman Gallery, designing and leading a variety of workshops and also works as an Early Years Artist for the BEAG pilot project.
In 2016, she was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize, with her work subsequently exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2017.
This exhibition is free to enter and all are very welcome. The exhibition launches on Friday 8th September at 6pm, do join us and get a chance to meet the artist.
Enjoy the last of the summer sun with this gorgeous exhibition reflecting on life in the south west coast of Spain.