Jorge Sierra’s exhibition of xylographies (wood cuts), Excavaciones Sosegadas [Calm Excavations], is on view during the month of September at Galería Botello in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sierra describes this collection of prints as “images of daily life that constantly take hold of your thoughts and weave reminiscences and memories.” This show, which the artist has dedicated to well known artist and graphic designer Luis Alonso, will end on October 1, 2009.
Sierra was born and raised in Old San Juan. Specializing in prints, Sierra completed his studies at the School of Visual Arts of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in San Juan. He has participated in numerous collective and individual exhibitions in Puerto Rico and abroad, with more recent shows at Galería Botello. His passion for literature has inspired him to dedicate many of his prints to great thinkers and writers of national and international renown.
For more information and examples of Sierra’s work (shown here, “Paisaje ecológico”), see http://www.botello.com/