Making their U.S. debut, Chilean artists, Pablo McClure, a painter and Soledad Leonicio, a sculptor, will be showcased in an exhibition at the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, N.Y., which is just over the New Canaan border.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m., and will continue through Nov. 1.
McClure's abstract paintings are about exploring the world through colors, shapes and spacial relationships. His inspiration is "an encounter with the forces of nature, volcanoes, seas, skies, spaces of the cosmos and the mystery of being."
Leonicio is known for her primitive, tribal-like sculptures using recycled iron from old ships, combined with clay, wood and found objects.
Originally a writer and teacher, she studied with the faculty of Bella's Artes at the University of Chile, then lived in Belgium and Sweden prior to Madrid, where she first became enticed with sculpture. After returning to Chile in 1990, she devoted herself to sculpting, exhibiting throughout the country and developing ceramic workshops and sculpture classes.
The couple have shared exhibitions in several areas of Chile and created Seres, a gallery in Santiago.
The gallery at 27 Westchester Ave. is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For information, call 914-764-8689 or visit www.thelionheartgallery.com.