Lyle O. Reitzel’s contemporary art gallery presents Ines Tolentino’s first solo show in almost a decade, since her last exhibition in Santo Domingo, “The Last Dinner”. The renowned Dominican artist, who resides in París, is back to her space at Lyle O. Reitzel’s Gallery this Thursday October 30th, 2014.

The exhibition consists of a succulent body of 16 pieces of unpublished works, between paintings and drawings, with the delicacy and sophistication that characterizes both her aesthetic and craft, sailing in her own universe she continues to evolve into conceptual levels, with the maturity and experience of a career that dates to more than 30 years.

As said by the artist in her own words: “This exhibition, I resume, with the pleasure of the human representation. I say pleasure because there is a certain joy in reproducing, a face, a pose, a fold of a dress, a pair of hands. Eyes Wide Open displays the inhabitants of a same world. It is a collection of tender, burlesque and dramatic portraits, where the mask emphasizes a borderline between artifice and reality.” The exhibition will be open to the public until November 30th 2014.

Inés Tolentino was born in Santo Domingo in 1962. She moved to París in the 1980’s where she later enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts. She fulfilled her education with a License and Master in Plastic Arts and Art Science, as well as studies in aesthetic and ethno anthropology.

The artist has been recognized since 1977 with a series of prominent awards, standing out by being a three-time award winner in the prestigious Leon Jimenes Art Contest. As well as being presented with prizes at the Seventh French-Japanese Biennial of Paris, at the International Art Festival of Cagnes-Sur-Mer, and at the Biennial of Domecq, Mexico.

Ines Tolentino has participated in a variety of collective exhibitions and reputable Biennials such as:
Important and Young Ones of Today, París, Luxemburg; Collective Art, Space Beauregard,París; Resonances, Artists of the Dominican Republic, the Alliace Francais, París; Hundred Years of the PMU, Paris; Four Painters of Latin America, Museum of Latin-American Art, Long Beach, California, USA; Important and Young Ones of Today,Taiwan; Important and Young Ones of Today, Brussels. Mastering the millennium: Art of the Americas, World Banc and Museum of Latin American Art of the OAS, Washington D.C., USA; 150 years of slavery’s abolition, Town Hall of Paris; The circle comes round: recent art from Dominican Republic, The College of New York City, New York, USA. Biennial of the Habana , La Habana, Cuba. Caribbean Visions, The Anascolia Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. USA. Caribbean Visions, Nueva Orleans, Los Angeles CA, Miami FL. USA. V Biennial of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador. Salon of Bagneux, Bagneux. II Bienal de Niza, Niza. Salon of May, Paris.