Sat, Jan 27|
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Artist Talk - Fernando Achucarro
Join us at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 2:00pm as Fernando Achucarro tells us more about his current exhibition "Little Things" on display in our Opie Gallery.
Time & Location
Jan 27, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
About the event
Little Things, a solo exhibition by Fernando Achucarro, consists of a series of large scale paintings that explore the inexplicable emotions that we as humans often struggle to express. Through his art, he seeks to capture the intangible. These "little things" we face on a daily basis can invade our minds and become much larger issues for us to handle. He depicts the debilitating fears and anxieties of the unknown; such as an unexpected illness or medical condition, the sudden loss of life, physical and emotional struggles caused by these heavy topics. Every piece in this series is a reflection emotions that we all experience, but find difficult to put into words.
Fernando Achucarro was born in Asunción, Paraguay on February 23, 1978. Self-taught artist since the young age of 10, he specialized in graphite, charcoal, acrylic, watercolors. He held his first exhibitions in several art galleries in his country, then he began to show his work in Paraguay in galleries such as Casa Mayor, Veronica Torres art collection, Manzana de la Rivera, Hepner Gallery among others, in galleries in Buenos Aires Argentina, Spain and the United States. In the United States he held exhibitions in Miami, San Francisco and Kansas City, in galleries such as the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Puerta Verde gallery, Botatadas gallery and Slap and Tickle Gallery, Jones Gallery, Zuppe Gallery and Mod Gallery.