Félix de la Concha will be present at tonight’s opening of his exhibition, Perceptive and Location, at BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont. This show features plein air paintings done between 2002 and 2008. They are from locations in North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Vermont and include this Panorama of Lyme, New Hampshire. You can see more plein air paintings by Félix in his Open Museum collections, New England Paintings and Discontinuities.
The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted is a series of portraits with conversation about the elderly residents of Bilbao, Spain. You can see a sample painting in Open Museum and view the movie made about this fascinating project here.
The collaboration between the galleries Epelde & Mardaras and Catálogo General presents an exhibition with the original portraits and complete footage of the pictorial sessions used for The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted .
An installation by Félix de la Concha who invites you to take in the show if you are in Bilbao between March 25 and April 17.
Félix de la Concha’s painting captures the essence of March in New Hampshire. Neither spring nor winter, a state of flux, symbolized by the fluctuating thermometer and the flow of sap. In this painting, snow remains but the slopes are abandoned. People have drifted off to plant seedlings under grow lights and dream of thriving vegetable patches.
Félix’s newest object depicts a view that will soon disappear, an arched panorama seen from the Mercado de la Ribera. The Mercado, comprising 10,000 square meters of commercial space, which makes it the largest covered market in the world, is about to undergo a face lift that will end up straightening its walls.
Inspired by the anti-minaret referendum in Switzerland, Félix assembled this collection of six paintings done during his 1999 visit to Cairo, Egypt. Note that one tower is not a minaret. Do you know which one? Furthermore, can you help Félix name the mystery towers? Having ended up in the hospital after trying to paint on the streets of Cairo (as he recounts in Cairo Advertisements), Félix has forgotten the names of four of these five buildings. Hint: the one he remembers was a gift from the French who under Napoleon offered it in exchange for the Obelisk; it has a clock that never worked.