CS Gallery opening of Stabbing Hate by R. E. SANCHEZ 4/24/09

CS Gallery is proud to announce the opening of “STABBING HATE,” their new SOLO exhibition by visual artist R. E. SANCHEZ. This exhibition focuses on two series of work created between 2005 and 2007. The first series titled Stabbed In The Back: “Has Never Been In Love” Series details works created on paper and mixed media based on ideas of first introductions, loss of love, façades, the unknown and the presented vs. reality. These artworks in many aspects are very general statements about contemporary society.

The second series titled Terrorism Is A Friendly Reminder Of How Much We All Love Each Other: is created using the maps of some of the countries that have been victims to contemporary terrorist attacks. Black wax and blood red acrylic are very significant for they represent chaos, turmoil and the bloodshed caused by these attacks. These works call to question the ability of humans to interact and understand each other on multiple levels.

R. E. SANCHEZ is a Miami-based artist whose work has been exhibited regularly in non-profit organizations and gallery venues. He is a Salvadoran expatriate who in 1989 relocated to the U.S. to pursue his passion for art. He received his Bachelor of Art (BFA) from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2000. He is the current Art Director for Life Is Art, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote and support the artistic and creative communities in Miami and beyond.

Since 1994 he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 2000 he was part of a very prestigious show for Artlink@Sothebys that traveled through Chicago Illinois, Vienna Austria and Tel Aviv Israel.

Most recently his work has been exhibited as part of juried shows which have included The Hibiscus 1st Juried Art Exhibition at The Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta Florida, 20 x 20 x 20 A National Compact Competition at Louisiana State University’s Union Art Gallery in Baton Rouge Louisiana, The Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition at The Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park in North Easton Massachusetts and Field of Vision: Beijing at the Beijing New Art Projects in Beijing China. His work can be found in many private collections.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. CS Gallery hours are Monday—Thursday by appointment. Friday 8—11 pm. Last Fridays of the month: 7—11 pm as part of NoMi Art walk.

For more information about this exhibit or CS Gallery, please contact Jorge Chirinos at (305)-308-6561, or through their e-mail address at ChirinosSanchezGallery@yahoo.com and website at www.chirinossanchez.com R. E. SANCHEZ can be reached through his website at www.resanchez.com