Art is everything you do with love.
Just wanted to start this post with this phrase, before explaining what a Tapara is, for those of you wondering.
A gallery, little or big, needs to be all about quality, that is our premise.
Quality, in this case, has an intrinsic relationship with the passion of the artist, the power of transformation, attention to detail and refined execution.
Every single piece we offer in VER, complies with all of the above.
Our core collection of paintings and sculptures encompasses important names of Latin American contemporary art; artists with very relevant and lengthy trajectories.
However, under the same premise of quality, we welcome new artists that share the exquisite passion of loving what they do.
This is a story about the land where I was born and friendship.
The Tapara is the product of the Tapara Tree (Crescentia Cujete), that grows in the tropics and what follows is an artist inventing a brand new fruit.
They say true friendship is timeless and is always where you left it.
I remember a happy curly haired girl with vibrant, contagious laughter.
She is still there, exactly where I left her, bringing a new sense of brightness and happiness, through her artistic creations.
From ancestral Hacienda Paya, Aragua State, where Taparas come from, Venezuela; to USA, where my friend resides and where alchemy happens; and eventually to Calgary, we welcome Regina Viso-Torres and her colourful, delicate and exquisitely executed Taparas.
And by the way, art is also whatever makes you happy.
New talent always welcome in our space.
" Art is beauty, the perpetual invention..."
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