Olga Esther - Gaia: Seeds for Peace

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 'Gaia: Seeds for Peace' is an exhibition of new paintings by Olga Esther.

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Opening reception: Saturday July 20th, 6 - 9pm. Drinks will be provided by our friends at Better Beer. 

This exhibition will run from Jul 21st - Aug 11th and will coincide with Kristen Egan's 'Dark Salt Water', QimmyShimmy's solo exhibition and Gustavo Rimada's solo exhibition and Julia A. Rich's 'Soft Place'

'Gaia: Seeds for Peace' is a prayer to Gaia and a hymn to unity, reflecting the interconnectedness of Earth and all its beings. The false notions of human division and the exploitation of nature have led to environmental destruction, wars, and the loss of cultural diversity and ancestral wisdom.

This exhibition is a beacon of hope, rejecting colonial and mechanistic worldviews that foster fragmentation and conflict. It embraces the scientific truth that cooperation, not competition, is the organizing principle of life, from the molecular level to ecosystems and the planet as a whole. Sustainable peace, which preserves the diversity of life and cultures, is not just a dream but an essential goal that we can all strive for.

Rooted in indigenous perspectives that view life as sacred and Earth as Mother, each of the six paintings in this exhibition represents a seed of peace. These seeds contribute to building a just and humane society, reflecting the efforts of millions striving for a better world.

Olga Esther was born on 2nd January 1975 in Valencia, Spain in the final days of Franco's authoritarian rule. Her family retreated to the countryside, where Esther grew up surrounded by nature and developed a deep love for animals. Influenced by her activist parents, she pursued Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, later studying in the Czech Republic and Mexico. Her work, shaped by feminist and indigenous perspectives, merges childhood fantasies with rebellious themes. Esther's work reflects her commitment to social justice and environmental harmony, depicting 'princesses who don't want to be princesses', young girls with sad eyes, rebellious spirits and distaste for prescribed roles and expectations. Esther continues to exhibit her thought-provoking works globally.

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