The Americas Collection. Antonia Guzmán.

Jan 2010.

Currently on view at the Americas Collection in Coral Gables is the solo exhibition Lazos de Amor / Love Ties by artist Antonia Guzmán. This is Guzmán’s most recent work. In this new series, her paintings are visual poems that revolve around her family life and the many complexities that emanate from it.

Each painting offers a glimpse into a moment in time in which an intimate exchange is taking place. Guzmán titles her paintings carefully, offering some clarity by connecting the dots between the viewer’s personal interpretation and the artist’s intent.

The childlike characters that fly across her canvases, intertwining with one another, emphasize themes of family bond, heritage, fragile unions and/or un­stable connections. Underneath the vivid colors and playful compositions, the art­ist reveals a world of complex emotions. To her, there is nothing stronger than the unconditional ties that form within the family, despite how burdensome these relationships may become.

The Americas Collection
214 Andalusia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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