Sand and Magma
The Legacy of the Ocean
Michael Ayala Ayala
Parliament House, Melbourne
15 - 17 September
Opening Event: Monday 14 September, 3:30pm
RSVP Opening by Monday 7 September
03 9784 1896 Carolina.email@example.com
The Frankston Arts Centre and the Embassy of Ecuador proudly present an exhibition of recent work, paintings and ceramics by Ecuadorian artist Michael Ayala Ayala, tracing his journeys between Brisbane, the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.
"Ayala’s awareness of social and environmental issues is not the foremost component if his work. The physical reality of painting, such as the tactile and visual is his first subject. He expresses his creative experiences, first as physical and sensuous, through his devotion to materials and their properties. Ayala rigorously maintains his palate to as few colors as possible, focusing in evoking the textures and colors of nature: Water, lava, volcanic ash and skies, along with the earth in which they are enveloped. A relationship between, art, earth and spirituality inherit from pre-Columbian art and are embedded in the work of many contemporary Latin American artists."
- Paula Quintela, 2013