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Title - Pilar Llamas: The museum among seams
Artist - Pilar Llamas
Galleries - Gallery 5 to 8 of the Cristobal Gabarron Museum
Dates - 8 to 22 March 2020
Opening Hour - 12:00
Curator - Noa del Toro Navarro
On March 8, 2020, on International Women's Day, the Cristobal Gabarron Museum wanted to pay tribute and give voice to all young, enterprising and creative women, through an exhibition of the fashion designer Pilar Llamas, a native of Mula.
The museum between seams aims to show the connection between the work of Cristóbal Gabarrón and the designs of the Garabic collection of Pilar Llamas, making a tour of the museum's permanent collection.
Garabic, whose meaning results from the union of the word scribble and the brand of Bic pens, is a collection based on strokes and scribbles in 4 colours; blue, red, black and green are the basic colours of this type of pen with which it stitches on the fabric as if it were a canvas. A white fabric that represents the paper on which we write, draw or scribble and on which, sometimes it appears smooth, sometimes wrinkled, sometimes perforated, playing with the shape and textures.
The points in common between the works of Cristobal Gabarrón exhibited in the museum and the creations of Pilar Llamas are evident in several aspects, such as, for example, in the use of abstraction; in Gabarrón we find the forms perfectly delimited by a black line and marked in painting or through cutting planes in sculpture, where the figuration is blurred and insinuated without disappearing completely. Llamas makes lines with the thread, delimiting the contours and creating new forms that adapt to the figure.
Another parallel restlessness, we see it in the constant search of new materials. Materials of all kinds, whether cardboard, metal, resin, wood, paint... or in the world of sewing different fabrics such as linen, silk, burlap, tulle, cotton... and even using objects with an everyday use and incorporating it into a canvas, sculpture or fashion design. All this to give new textures to the final creation.
In conclusion, this exhibition shows the works of two artists, born in the same city, from very different generations, who, without claiming to be so, keep analogies and start from similar criteria when developing their creations.
Noa del Toro Navarro