I was a kid - Room 100 Gallery

The Durham Art Guild presents "I was a kid" featuring new paintings and clothing by DAG member artist Marcela Slade.
 
I was a kid is a series of Expressionist small and large acrylic paintings on canvas conveying the artist’s experience with rape as a child and others that relate or evolved from that experience. Slade wants to raise awareness in our community and help others share their voices in order to heal.
 
The opening show includes performance skits with sladesign clothing. These pieces are handmade, one-of-a-kind and will also be exhibited for the duration of the show, March 9 – April 2. 
 
OPENING SHOW 
March 16, 2018 from 6–9pm 
Third Friday Durham ART WALK
 
Room 100 Gallery
Golden Belt Arts Building 3
807 East Main Street Durham, NC
 
MON–SAT 10AM–7PM / SUN 12–6PM
 
Marcela Slade:
 
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
 
Marcela Slade's painting style can be categorized as Expressionist / Instrumentalist using distortion as a statement about human nature. The graphic and illustrative quality reflect her educational background at SCAD (BFA Graphic Design 1998 / MFA Illustration 2000)
 
Slade believes drawing, painting can be a form of personal expression. Many times the subject or theme of a painting arises unconsciously through our experiences.
 
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Last year Slade relocated to Carrboro, NC after living abroad 16 years. Slade is an Artist, Designer, Curator, Teacher, an advocate for love and culture. Recently she was appointed to the Orange County Arts Commission. She comes from a multicultural, multi-discipline background. 
 
sladesign is a line of fashion and accessories designed and fabricated by the artist. She has had several fashion/art shows locally and internationally since 2000. Some of the local venues include Carrboro Greenspace, Cat’s Cradle, Southern Rail’s Station and Beer Garden, The Cotton Room at the Golden Belt and The Carrack Modern Art. Each fashion show is designed and produced by Slade. 
 
Most recently Slade was living in Quito, Ecuador where she owned the xerrajeros galeria studio shop and taught Art and Design at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (PUCE). As a part-time professor, her classes varied each semester between studio classes and electives in various Art and Design Departments. 
 
During her time at PUCE, she also was a part of the Department Committee, Thesis Director and Thesis Advisor. 
 
The xerrajeros galeria studio shop was a multi-purpose space owned and managed by Slade. The gallery housed her own studio space, studio2 Architecture (her husband’s private architectural practice) and a storefront gallery dedicated to promoting the work of up-and-coming and renowned artists such as Motomichi Nakamura, Marcelo Aguirre, Washington Mosquera, Carlos Echeverria Kossak, Miguel Betancourt and Luigi Stornaiolo. 
 
From 2013–2016 she was the understudy of painter Luigi Stornaiolo and became his exclusive representative. Together they created more than 40 works of art. These include the design and production of a 12x8 meter mural located in Quito’s Historical Downtown and the statue Matilde Hidalgo for the countries university level, achievement awards. 
 
Before Ecuador she lived in Barcelona, Spain where she debuted as Artist, Designer and Curator. La cuchara art i disseny and sladesign where two gallery-studio spaces that she co-owned with her husband in Barcelona's Gothic Quarters.
 
Slade was born in California in 1976 and lost her Father (US-Mexican) in 1978. Her Colombian Mother moved the family back and forth a couple of times, until they settled again in 1991 to Chapel Hill, NC.

Gallery Hours

Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm
Free and open to the public

120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-2713

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