Feature Articles

January Issue 2002

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Raul Diaz

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present its fourth solo exhibition for Argentine artist, Raul Diaz, entitled, The Landscape of Dreams, including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The exhibition starts Jan. 12 and continues through Mar. 9, 2002.

Diaz compels the viewer to suspend waking reality and step into the landscape of memories and dreams. Mysteriously textured surfaces offer up images of his youth in Cordoba, Argentina. These images are deeply personal, yet they speak to the innocence and boundless imagination of every childhood.

Trained as an architect, Diaz devoted himself full time to painting in 1986. At 49, Diaz is one of the most prominent artists in Argentina and has continued to gain much respect and recognition throughout the United States, Europe and South America. His work has been shown in many museum and gallery exhibitions and can be found in museum, corporate and private collections on all three continents.

The exhibition, which features new paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, will also premier a major monograph on the life and art of Raul Diaz. The book includes over one hundred color illustrations, as well as three separate scholarly essays by noted American and Argentine art critics. Dr. Shaw Smith, a Professor of Art at Davidson College, was one such contributor.

In addition to the exhibition in Charlotte, the gallery will also present a solo exhibition of new work by Diaz Jan. 4 - 8, at Art Miami 2002, an international art fair, to be held at the Miami Convention Center in Miami, FL.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call 704/365-3000, or on the web at (http://www.jeraldmelberg.com).

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