FACES AND FIGURES: WOMAN, MOTHER, CAREGIVER, AND ARTIST
JANUARY 12- FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Faces and Figures showcases the work of Ana Balzán, a figurative sculptor based in Longmont, Colorado. The collection celebrates life and humanity, offering a unique perspective as seen through the eyes and hands of Balzán.

“Through the sculptural process, I explore my journey as a Woman, Mother, Caregiver and Artist. This includes moments where I was at my most breakable, but I reclaim them as moments of strength.” states Balzán.

Balzán believes she is not alone in these difficult moments and she presents them as opportunities to collectively embrace “stories that transcend time, place, and circumstance.” Through “Faces and Figures”, Balzán encourages viewers to reclaim their own journey by addressing it head on and looking it right in the eyes.

Noteworthy among the exhibited sculptural pieces is a painting featuring 16 interconnected portraits linked by a red thread, further highlighting the intricate connections and commonalities of the human condition.

“With these sixteen faces, I wanted to understand and explore the value of all of us,” says Balzán.

ARTIST BIO
Ana Balzán was born and raised in Venezuela in a home filled with very creative family members. For the past 20 years, she has worked in Colorado as an acrylic painter and figurative sculptor. She creates hand-built clay slab sculptures that express interpersonal experiences and emotions, with a focus on the human body and its ability to convey eelings and situations. Her art focuses on capturing the natural beauty of the state through landscape, wildlife, and birds. She blends traditional techniques with experimental abstract painting using alternative tools. Balzán was selected out of the 150+ Firehouse Art Center Artist Members as the Artist Member of the Year.

Artist Talk: Ana Balzan- "Faces and Figures"