Fine Art compositions that speak of stories untold waiting to be drawn out by the innermost fancy of the observer.
About the artist
Originally from Puerto Rico, Hebé García and her husband visited Abiquiu, NM in 2013 for the first time. It took just a week for them to fall in love with Abiquiu and its surroundings. By 2015 they were ready to move to New Mexico and were lucky to find a beautiful spot on top of a Mesa where they now have their home and García’s Artist Studio. García’s work—a diverse range of painting, sculpture, and installation—explores the intersections of feminism, mythology, and cultural roots. She is endlessly intrigued by the internal and external mysteries of humanity, how we navigate our emotions, desires, fantasies and impulses. The human figure plays a central role on her work, which straddles the line between the surreal and the real. Her “Mujeres andantes” represent the many roads travelled by women, symbolizing the journey of life and the decisions made during that journey. The series “Conversaciones en silencio” gives weight to what our silence can mean under different circumstances. Composer Conni Ellisor states: “All things begin and end in silence. All things are contained in silence. And it follows that our silent conversations of the heart are some of our loudest”. García collects these conversations and presents the viewer with a set of circumstances that can unfold in various directions. She wants her work to act as a point of departure, encouraging the viewer to connect, interact, and ultimately create their own narrative.
Hebé García graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1986. She has participated in numerous collective and individual shows within Puerto Rico and the USA, including the prestigious Muestra Nacional de Arte of 2013 de PR; La Entrada del Espejo 2016, San Antonio TX; Celebration of Clay 2018, Taos NM; A Certain Sense of Her 2019, Beeville, TX; Ceramic Wall Works, Roseville, CA; and From the Ground UP XXIX at the Museum of Art Las Cruces, Las Cruces, NM amongst others. García’s work forms part of private and public collections throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Recently, her work was acquired by the Museo Francisco Oller in Bayamón, Puerto Rico for its permanent collection.
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
-Henry Ward Beecher