530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Raquel Rachi
Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Pure Copper   Pure Copper
    Fabric Sculpture
    71" x 28"
    Raquel Rachi

  • Tramado 112   Tramado 112
    Metal
    23.5" x 15.5"
    Raquel Rachi

  • Tramado 312   Tramado 312
    Metal
    23.5" x 15.5"
    Raquel Rachi

  • Tramado 212   Tramado 212
    Metal
    23.5" x 15.5"
    Raquel Rachi

  • Imagining   Imagining
    Fabric Sculpture
    86.5" x 36"
    Raquel Rachi


Raquel Rachi

RAQUEL RACHI

Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition
September 16 - October 7, 2014
Reception: Thursday September 18, 2014 6-8 PM

Raquel Yuhaniak’s fabric sculptures and multimedia pieces are inspired by her childhood growing up in Santiago, Chile. Watching mothers and grandmothers in her neighborhood weave and knit, Yuhaniak quickly developed a fascination for textile arts that informs her work to this day. Consciously referencing ancient techniques and traditional weaving practices native to Latin America, Yuhaniak begins her process with basic, natural materials — tissue, flax, hemp, burlap, wood, copper and other fibers — and processes them by hand as much as possible, so that each step in the creation of the piece is completed by her, from start to finish. The artist is constantly experimenting with new materials and says she always looks at art as a choice, not a chore. The joy she takes in the process of creation is evident in each of her emotive works of art.

A trained architect, it’s no wonder that Raquel Yuhaniak’s work is so sculptural and well-balanced. She hopes to push the boundaries of material and form, and to inspire others with the joy she takes in her artistic process.




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
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