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"A Rogue Ant is No Good" - At the Ballweg Gallery in May 2023

Father and son team Leo and Luca Salazar's May exhibit features mixed paints and construction materials.

May 1, 2023 |
“Egg Drop” by Leo Salazar, wood and acrylic, 16" x 20".

Artist Statement by Leo

If you look back and measure your progress, you will see great results. It won’t be a straight line of upward success, but most likely a roller coaster of ups and downs. If you resist change, it will be a dreadful and horrible life experience. Instead, you could welcome it with a smile and move with change like water.

As Bruce Lee said, “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Artist Statement by Luca

I like to live carefree of the mainstream conformities of ideas and thought. My medium is crayon, erasable markers and dot markers. My inspiration for my work is happiness, frustration, anger, boredom and running. My painting methods are animalistic and yet perfectly placed. Please enjoy my art curated by my dad.

An opening reception will be held Friday, May 5 from 5-8 p.m., which coincides with Gallery Night.

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About the Ballweg Gallery

Goodman Center's Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery displays work by emerging and contemporary artists with a tie to Madison. It's free and open for all to enjoy — check out our latest exhibit off the main entrance of our Ironworks Building.

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