Artist: Dulce Soledad Ibarra
Exhibition: Manos De Oro
Media: Installation, paint, video
Gallery: Max L. Gavtov Gallery East
About The Artist
This week I was able to meet Dulce Soledad Ibarra. Ibarra’s exhibition is called Manos De Oro. Ibarra is working to get her BFA in the sculpture program. She is from Chino, California currently at CSULB. Ibarra is 25 years old and the only artist in her family. Ibarra’s pieces in her gallery are inspired by her father.
When I first walked into Ibarra’s gallery you can see many different things displayed and spread out in the room. There is a lawn mower where the metal gear is painted in gold. I n general everything in the gallery is painted gold the garden tools and the lawn mower. In the front of the room there is a video being shown. The video is about Ibarra’s father lawn mowing.
Ibarra’s exhibition on the garden tools represents the importance of a person’s hand and how much value and impact it has. Ibarra’s father is her main inspiration for her exhibit. Her father has been lawn mowing for a really long time and for a while she was embarrassed about his job but then she realized the value of his hard work. Ibarra’s father taught her that hard work is what keeps a person from moving forward and being successful.
I really enjoyed Ibarra’s exhibition her story I feel can relate to a lot of people. Her father’s experience as an immigrant and his hard work to support his family was very moving and inspirational. Just like Ibarra I to feel proud of my parents who have worked hard to give the best to my brothers and sisters.