On Wednesday, February 10, a reception was held for the newest exhibit entitled “Invoking the Unseen”at the Westfield Valencia Town Center’s Art Space. Guests enjoyed light refreshments, enjoyed the exhibit and were able to meet the artist, Gina Herrera.
Drawing from her Tesuque Pueblo and Costa Rican heritage, as well as her life-long rapport with nature, Herrera’s intuitive sculptural process is an aesthetic and spiritual ritual to channel and honor Mother Earth. Natural and man-made objects scavenged from the landscape are re-configured into lithe, energetic, being-like assemblages. Precariously posed on the brink of movement, their haunting spiritual presence reminds us of their unfinished, continued existence, nudging us to question our consumption choices and our relationship to the earth.
For more information about public art and art exhibits throughout Santa Clarita, visit Arts.Santa-Clarita.com.