Eduardo and the gnome / Eduardo y el gnomo

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

Saturday kind of got away from me. Friday night, we met Tynan and Elena for dinner. Always uplifting for us all. Saturday morning, I met Tynan for coffee while Elena worked from home and San Geraldo searched for dead ancestors. Hanni texted that she would be in town around 2 or 3. So SG and I had an early lunch and I then met Hanni on the Paseo about a 25-minute walk from here. Another pleasant time. I then walked with her to where she was parked by City Hall, so I got a good long walk in. We’ll see each other again in Málaga Wednesday.

Before I left the house, I received two deliveries: a tube of Gorilla Glue, which I can’t find in shops and like better than any other strong glue I’ve used; and a fitted sheet for the new bed. I have another two deliveries set for Monday and then one more Wednesday. The new mattress cover, the new CD/DVD drive, and something else I can’t remember.

Today’s post focuses on the other special exhibit at Málaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art. I have found much of the work of Eduardo Sarabia to be fascinating, powerful, and aesthetically pleasing. Just not this time. I walked into a big open space with walls covered in painted vinery. Small white-framed paintings lined the walls. I was uninspired. Check out other examples of his work here.

The Spanish name for the museum is Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, otherwise known as CAC. That’s the sound I made at some of the art, “Cack”! In Spanish it would sound more like “cock,” which you might remember was the sound that was made when I shared other art on Friday. Anyway, it doesn’t become an acronym in Spanish and is simply called C-A-C. So, never mind.


El sábado se me escapó. El viernes por la noche nos reunimos con Tynan y Elena para cenar. Siempre edificante para todos nosotros. El sábado por la mañana, me reuní con Tynan para tomar un café mientras Elena trabajaba desde casa y San Geraldo buscaba antepasados muertos. Hanni me envió un mensaje de texto diciendo que estaría en la ciudad alrededor de las 14:00 o 15:00. Así que SG y yo almorzamos temprano y luego me encontré con Hanni en el Paseo, a unos 25 minutos a pie de aquí. Otro momento agradable. Luego caminé con ella hasta donde estaba aparcada en el Ayuntamiento, así que di un buen paseo. Nos vemos de nuevo en Málaga el miércoles.

Antes de salir de casa, recibí dos entregas: un tubo de Gorilla Glue, que no puedo encontrar en las tiendas y me gusta más que cualquier otro pegamento fuerte que haya usado; y una sábana bajera nueva para la cama nueva. Tengo otras dos entregas programadas para el lunes y luego una más el miércoles. La nueva funda del colchón, la nueva unidad de CD/DVD y algo más que no puedo recordar.

El post de hoy se centra en la otra exposición especial del Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga. Gran parte del trabajo de Eduardo Sarabia me ha parecido fascinante, poderoso y estéticamente agradable. Simplemente no esta vez. Entré en un gran espacio abierto con paredes cubiertas de viñedos pintados. Pequeños cuadros con marcos blancos cubrían las paredes. Yo estaba sin inspiración. Echa un vistazo a otros ejemplos de su trabajo aquí.

• The exhibit was titled: You Are Another Me.
• La exposición se tituló: Tú eres otro yo.

• Self expression amid the permanent collection. I thought she was in costume. She got closer to the painting and a guard admonished her. Even gnomes must behave.

Autoexpresión en medio de la colección permanente. Pensé que estaba disfrazada. Se acercó al cuadro y un guardia la amonestó. Incluso los gnomos deben comportarse.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “Eduardo and the gnome / Eduardo y el gnomo”

  1. At first I liked the vine, and then I thought it took away from the smaller framed pieced.
    Then I liked it again.
    Go figure.

    1. Bob:
      I like the vine at first glance. I didn’t at all appreciate the small framed pieces.

    1. Jon:
      I seriously thought she was in a costume. I think it was the knit cap that did it. And I did want to follow her around and get more interesting photos. She was with 3 others (boringly attired), so it wasn’t easy to sneak a photo.

  2. “I met Tynan for coffee while Elena worked from home and San Geraldo searched for dead ancestors,” just another beautiful day in the neighborhood…

  3. That ‘vine work’ certainly hides the artwork. Maybe that was intentional since the artwork is nothing to write home about.
    I base my liking of pieces of art on whether I would hang it at my home. And this would not make it.

    1. David:
      I at least found the vined wall visually interesting, but it was still all a disappointment. I love a lot of his other work.

    1. Claudia:
      At one point the gnome looked like they were about to pull the canvas away from the wall for a closer look. Gnomes will be gnomes.

  4. Love the vibrant artwork of Eduardo Sarabia. The vines remind me of the growing vines from Maleficent.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      You’re right about the vines. The framed pieces just didn’t sing to me, but I find so much of his other work fascinating and energized.

    1. Jssw:
      I thought of you when I saw the baseball cap… Not the mushrooms, though. Is there a connection?

    1. Steve:
      Funny. I was just the opposite. I like the vine (sort of) and not the paintings. When I saw the gnome closing in so tightly on the painting, I turned and saw two very attentive guards. One quickly walked over. There are no lines on the floor to try and remind people to keep their distance. You could walk right into those “cities” from the other day without even realizing. It was tempting. Like a toddler attacking a sand castle.

  5. I much prefer this display to the block city and cock-fighting. (I went back and looked more carefully at the one you told me to. Ouch!!) Sometimes people watching can be just as interesting as the artwork!

    1. Kelly:
      I really like Eduardo Sarabia’s art, but not this exhibit. I did like seeing the gnome.

  6. Glue and bed sheets should not be used in the same sentence.
    In Spanish lessons I just learned the word sabana; I was pleased to see it used and I recognized it.

    1. Urspo:
      Sábana was one of those early words I found easy to remember. Very satisfying. Glue and bedsheets probably shouldn’t be handled at the same time either.

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