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  • Hulda Guzmán, Selfportrait, 2019, watercolor and acrylic gouache on cedar plywood, 39 × 24 1⁄8".

    Hulda Guzmán, Selfportrait, 2019, watercolor and acrylic gouache on cedar plywood, 39 × 24 1⁄8".

    Hulda Guzmán

    DIO HORIA

    In her exhibition “With the Mother,” the Dominican artist Hulda Guzmán conjured a liminal state between the supernatural and terrestrial in fifteen vivid paintings. Set in the stark new storefront space of Dio Horia—a gallery founded on the Greek island of Mykonos—the show, mainly of recent work, opened with a couple of earlier large-scale works, The Arch II (chibirica) and The Arch III (nairi), both 2013, which beckoned through the glass facade like portals into a psychedelic jungle, summoning Henri Rousseau on LSD.

    Everyday life and the uncanny coalesced in a potent brand of magical surrealism

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