First Friday with Teresa Gostanza
Date: 03 May 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Come by the AFD Gallery on your First Friday Art Walk. As part of the Art District on Santa Fe, the Alliance Française de Denver takes part
in First Friday to showcase our rotating guest artists' exhibits.
The Alliance Française de Denver presents "Unweaving of Time and Space" by Teresa Gostanza beginning May 3rd, 2019 through June 31st, 2019. Join us on your First Friday Art Walk from 6-8pm to view Teresa's paintings.
Like a mandala or a sacred scroll, this painting ends at the beginning, Portals are open, dimensions are shifted, time and space is morphed and distorted. This painting is a tool, a visual guide to lure you into the message. A message deep and personal for each one of us. A tool to see beyond the physical and material world, a tool to open our mind and heart outside the matrix.
A Spanish surrealist, Teresa Gostanza's work is both mesmerizing and mysterious. In the lineage of Salvador Dali and Giorgio de Chirico, Gostanza's work expresses the dream, the world unseen by the conditioned mind. Works like the 'Unweaving of Time and Space' are both ancient and futuristic, a parallel She is very familiar with. What sets her apart from the grandfathers of surrealism is her optimism and a sense of understanding the evolutionary period mankind is going thru. It is clear in her work that she is looking into a spiritual portal thru painting. “ When I paint I receive codes and direction. It's as if I am called to make tangible a message beyond my own understanding, a message to learn and share,” says Gostanza. Gostanza was born in Eberbach Germany, raised in Australia and later her family returned to their homeland, Madrid, Spain. As a child of an anarchist father, she was introduced to the horrors of the world at an early age. “ My father was very active in political injustices and the family was immersed in voices of reform. “I remember as a young artist seeing Dali's 'The Persistence of Time', melting clocks and re imagine'd objects. This was a monumental shift for me. I thought this is it. I am not here to paint the conventional, but to go beyond the analytical and into the subconscious. I knew then that I am a surrealist”, says Gostanza. As a hypnotherapist, Reiki teacher and respected healer, it's easy to see that there is a depth to her work that is uncommon yet familiar. Tapping into to the energy fields of a multi universe, she paints windows into a world that exist or might not, imagery that opens our minds. Gostanza's work stands alone in the new trend of visionary art. Her strength as a story teller is the command she has to remember and to paint her dreams. She is an original and offers a feminine element to the questions we are becoming aware of asking. Questions like 'what is true reality'?