Emissaries from the Primordial Realms:

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Emissaries from the Primordial Realms:

The presence of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art in the work of Isabel De Obaldía Susan L. Aberth “Primordial,” is a particularly apt title for this mid-career retrospective of the Panamanian artist Isabel De Obaldía. By bringing together her works on canvas with her cast-glass sculpture we are not only better able to assess their relationship […]

Isabel de Obaldía: From Paper to Painting to Glass

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Isabel de Obaldía: From Paper to Painting to Glass

Monica E. Kupfer The painter and glass sculptor Isabel De Obaldía remembers her early years as a time during which she found pleasure in creating imaginary worlds, something one might say she continues to do today. A shy, tomboyish girl and an only child, she first explored self-expression during her adolescent years: drawing, working with […]

Between Two Dimensions: Paintings by Isabel De Obaldía

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Between Two Dimensions: Paintings by Isabel De Obaldía

Edward J. Sullivan In the last several decades the aspect of Isabel De Obaldía’s work that has become best know is that of her glass sculptures. Exhibited at major venues on both sides of the Atlantic, her intriguing, evocative and technically masterful totems, human and animal figures have entered the mainstream of contemporary art. This […]