Between Realms by Minnie Valero. Reception: Sunday June 3rd, 4-7 pm.
“The work in BETWEEN REALMS has been inspired by my recent trips to China, India and Nepal. When you travel to the East you are in the airplane so many hours, feeling truly “between places”, and then when you are there, and you return to your life and world, you are also constantly feeling “between realms”. The strong religious influence in the culture of India and Nepal, giving them and us visitors a feeling of spirituality, while as a westerner we cannot help but see the accumulation of trash, the wild cows, goats and dogs stopping traffic, and the beautiful eternal mountains, and temples, all together at the same time, made me feel to be BETWEEN REALMS. It’s a mixture of warm, spiritual, confused feelings, hard to explain. I have poured those feelings into my new series of paintings.”