Gloria García Lorca was born in 1945 in New York City, where her family lived in exile after the Spanish Civil War. She studied literature and art at Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, NY. Afterwards she moved to Spain, where she began her career as a painter and sculptor.
Her work has been shown at the Museo de Bellas Artes of Málaga, and at renowned Spanish galleries such as Vandrés, Juana Mordó, Juana de Aizpuru and Travesía Cuatro. She has also participated in a number of international art fairs, such as ARCO, Art Chicago and Art Basel. In Spain her work belongs to collections such as Museo Reina Sofía, Museo de Cáceres, Colección La Caixa and Fundación Loewe, and abroad can be found in the Barbara Rose collection in New York, the Farideh Cadot collection in Paris, and others.
Her sculptures, installations and site-specific pieces are the result of images similar to the organic forms we find in nature, as well as those that have been stored in our memory. The majority of her work consists of sculptures made up of quasi-identical shapes that, through repetition, appear to take over the exhibition space, infusing the final piece with a sense of movement and possibility.
Ardora, is the second solo show by Gloria García Lorca at Vilaseco. The title of this exhibition was inspired by a natural fenomenae of phosphorescence in the ocean called Mar de Ardora that is quite unusual, only seen at night and mostly on the northern coast of Galicia. Gloria saw it last summer on the beach in Corrubedo (Galicia).
Walls cover the walls, towers lay out the path to follow, the ways in and out. There are bandages wrapped around broken vessels, leaving behind tiny fragments of their former lives. White, black, ocher, red: my hand shapes it into possibility. I see in it the copper, the silicon, the lime; some ancient fish, an eagle’s talons, the eyes of a wildcat, blood, a cow, rains and landslides.