The Gaiás Centre Museum brings together a selection of paintings and drawings by José María Barreiro in an exhibition that pays tribute to the painter from Forcarei, who continued the renovation of Laxeiro's historical avant-gardism and post-avant-gardism.
The exhibition focuses on Barreiro's work over the last 60 years (1963-2023) with a journey that takes us through the different places of his life. Barreiro. O silencio que chove luz na xanela, owes its title to a text by Lugrís dedicated to the artist, and shows the importance of the texts in the room, with poems by Oroza and writings by Cunqueiro, Laxeiro and José Hierro.To complete the vision of the figure of the author, the exhibition includes several sculptures, documents and two audio-visual installations.
The exhibition is curated by Pilar Corredoira, art historian, and Xosé Antón Castro, PhD in Art History. Both of them structured the exhibition fusing diachrony and synchrony, taking into account the places of the artist's life (Pontevedra, Madrid, Paris, Vigo, Buenos Aires and Santa María de Cela) and with the aim of approaching the most intimate and human Barreiro.