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Gloria Montoya, a reference in Entrerriano art

Gloria Montoya has become a cultural reference, revolutionized art and also became a subject of study for researchers.
| 26 December, 2019 |

He was born in Paraná on April 20, 1936 and died in the same city on January 15, 1996. Gloria Montoya studied at the Provincial School of Visual Arts of Paraná. He continued at the Ernesto de la Cárcova School of Fine Arts and at the artist Vicente Forte’s workshop. Since the fifties he participated in salons, awards and scholarships. In 1960 he obtained a scholarship from the province of Entre Ríos to study painting in Paris. This allowed him to travel through various European capitals, to make contact with avant-garde movements and art of all time. Then he would also travel to cities in Africa and other continents, placing his impressions in travel journals in which he was profiling his artistic production.

He returned to Entre Ríos to settle in his hometown, joining Group 633, together with Felipe Aldamaand Gerardo Zapata – Yeah . With Zapata he exhibited at Galería El Sol in Buenos Aires in 1965. He was a reference in the Entrerrian plastic industry between the 1960s and 1980s. She was also a writer and poet, they are books of poems of her authorship: Farewell to the cities and other poems, El cielo se swallowed the stars, Tierra Américae Historias traspapeladas. His teaching and various official positions and missions are also noteworthy.

Research on Montoya

Adriana Armando andGuillermo Fantoni did so in the book Diarios de viaje, diario de vida. They are works by Gloria Montoya between 1955 and 1968. The researchers carried out a thorough and extensive research work. Armando and Fantoni highlight the vastness of their work, the proposed transformations and its intensity. Also the fact that it has led to the gathering of artists in the famous 633 Group. The researchers claim that the figure of Gloria Montoya is one of the most relevant of Entre Ríos art and, therefore, of Argentine art of the 20th century.

Exhibition of the art and work of Montoya

The province of the coast lived a cultural day different. The exhibition of paintings by the remembered plastic artist Paranaense, Gloria Montoya, allowed to see works from different periods of the artist. This was done as a tour through different moments of his life.

The exhibition was organized by the Cultural Agenda of Sidecreer and the Cooperative Institutional. Mario Martegani, coordinator of the Cultural Agenda, was at the forefront of this cultural event that was public and free of charge.

The exhibition of Gloria Montoya’s works came up with the idea of an encounter and not an exhibition. So thought Mercedes Daneri, one of the daughters of the artist Entrerriana. The sample was not framed as such. But the atmosphere, the works and the importance of the protagonist gave her a category of artistic exhibition. It is a tour of Gloria’s work, which is very vast. Montoya was a plastic artist who toured the world with a very good wisdom to rescue, to find out. Above all, there is a rescue of black art, which has been usurped, copied and denied. She makes a research claim to black art when in the world there were very strong cultural processes.


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