Contrapunto: Latin American Artist Collective

Carlos Solis, Jorge Arcos, Pedro Fuertes, Catalina Gomez-Beuth, Dora Lopez, Melvin Toledo

March 21st- May 16th, 2024

Opening Reception Thursday, March 21st , 5-8pm (Artist talk 6:30pm)

“In music, the word Counterpoint (Contrapunto in Spanish) is the technique of combining two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality”

“As artists, we are connected and work together in a unique and harmonious way — the best way to describe our dynamic was to use the musical term: Counterpoint. We are a small yet strong group of artists from Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela. Contrapunto Founder Carlos Solis (Venezuela) works alongside Pedro Fuertes (Peru), Jorge Arcos (Mexico), Melvin Toledo (Nicaragua), Dora Lopez (Peru), and Catalina Gomez-Beuth (Colombia).

While we work independently, collaborating with galleries and institutions far and wide, we regularly show our work as a group. This includes other guest artists, and it is our philosophy to provide opportunities to emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Contrapunto recognizes the importance of working alongside people outside of our community in order to make our presence as Latin American artists, individually as well as together, stronger and more recognizable.

Contrapunto places great importance in working with the greater Atlanta community, using art as an educational platform to raise awareness about Latin American culture, folklore, and collective history. We view our visual art as the best way to send a message, exchange ideas, and share differing points of view across the board. We are a dedicated and united group, increasingly recognized for their hard work, high level of skill, and professionalism.”

Instagram: @contrapuntoart