Lana Guerra Performance and Reception

Exhibiting artist, Lana Guerra will be in Charlottesville for a special First Friday Reception and Puppet Show Performance on Friday, October 5. The event on October 5 will run from 5:30-7:30 pm with the performance taking place at 6:30 pm.

water. poison.drink.dive. is an exhibition of dynamic, whimsical paintings and puppets created in a childlike style often characterized as “Outsider Art” or Art Brut.” Taking inspiration from urban graffiti, old artifacts, primitive masks, antique dolls, and weathered and decaying architecture, Guerra’s work explores themes of childhood, circus sideshows, New Orleans Voodoo, and her own twisted imagination. Guerra’s paintings are created as a result of pure and authentic creative impulses over time, through painting, drawing, erasing, re-working, and layering, using an improvisational, almost stream-of-consciousness, technique. Her style has often been compared with the work of Jean Dubuffet, Paul Klee, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

After the opening reception, we'll be moving the festivities down to IX Art Park for a First Friday Dance Partay! Join us for another performance by Lana Guerra, a set by Ships In The Night, and DJing by Angel Metro.

  • 115 Second Street, SE
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

Second Street Gallery, central Virginia's first artist run alternative art space, is one of the longest surviving nonprofit organizations in the country focused solely on the art and ideas of our time. Since its founding in 1973, SSG has served its surrounding community with continuous exhibition programming, and today is recognized as one of the... more