Alberto Gálvez: Botanica
2016, oil on linen
Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Road, 505-988-3888 Alberto Gálvez’s largescale paintings of faces are made using the Renaissance grisaille technique, with translucent glazes applied over monochromatic colors. The results are contemporary portraits with a timeless feel. In the exhibit La Bella Jardinera, Gálvez, a painting professor at the School of Fine Arts in Valencia, Spain, combines the grisaille technique with imagery inspired by the works of such Enlightenment-era botanical illustrators as Elizabeth Blackwell, Marianne North, and Edith Holden. The show opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Sept. 2.