Viento Y Agua Presents Philogyny – A Solo Art Exhibition by Kristina Ambriz

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Viento Y Agua is pleased to present, Philogyny, an art exhibit featuring oil and acrylic works by Kristina Ambriz. Inspired by her everyday encounters with charismatic women, Philogyny takes the hue and essence of feminine allure and translates it into paint and canvas. The opening reception will take place February 5th, 2016, at 4007 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814 from 7pm-9pm. For all who attend the opening night, there will be a free raffle for a chance to take home “Roselyn,” an original oil painting.

Known for realistic feminine portraiture, Kristina further hones in on her forte by using Philogyny to pay homage to women and their subtle attributes. “Women have often been considered muses, sources of inspiration. I developed my appreciation and formed my aesthetic around this belief.” Utilizing techniques such as dry brushing and scumbling, her paintings are rendered in acrylic and oil on canvas, delivering an authentic yet caricatured portrayal of each model. Combining elements of both abstract and realism, her female forms are captivating and almost addicting to look upon.

Philogyny will run February 5 -March 13, 2016. The artist will be present at the opening reception Friday, February 5 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery hours are:
Monday-Wednesday 6am-6pm,
Thursday & Friday 6am-9pm,
Saturday 7am-9pm,
Sunday 7am-6pm.

About Kristina Ambriz:
Originally from Sacramento, her self-taught skills along with college level education have carried her across various cities in California including Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and now Long Beach. She has participated in multiple art walks, shows, and contests, which has elevated her experience in portraiture, landscape, and commissioned pieces, one of which was a private piece for Matt Altman from the hit show Million Dollar Listing.

About Viento Y Agua:
Viento Y Agua, meaning wind and water, is a coffee house and gallery known for featuring local artists of all stripes: musicians, poets, and artists. A cornerstone to the Long Beach community, offering coffee drinks, vegan pastries, and vegetarian sandwiches.

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