About the Gallery

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Gary Thompson, the gallery's owner and director, opened the gallery on Nov. 27th, 1987, with a collective exhibition of the works of 27 artists. However, he decided to celebrate the Big Day on November 28th, to coincide with Puerto Vallarta's weekly Wednesday Art Walk.

Galeria Pacifico presents an eclectic blend of sculptures and paintings mostly by Mexican artists as well some foreigners living and working in Mexico.The second oldest gallery in town, has been open for 23 years, and is starting its 24th Season with new and fresh additions such Angel Pahuamba, a new artist with Galeria Pacifico that has been showing his work in San Miguel de Allende, but lives in Morelia, Michoacan. Roberto Vazquez, whose intriguing work, seems to evoke the typical art of Oaxaca. Vallarta's great master, Ramiz Barquet has a large display of sculptures, including the renowned "Nostalgia." and the "Pescador Isidro". The widely talented, Brewster Brockmann with his sculptures and paintings, combines in a sublime way the nearly impossible fusion of naif and contemporary art.  The multifaceted Hugo Barajas, whose work in fused glass have been a breath of fresh air in the local art scene, without forgetting the artistic sensibility of David Leonardo, whose work attracts us by its magnificent color and its characteristic and unique style. Alfredo Langarica, whose work combines the highest painting ability with a multi layered artistic sensibility with absolutely world class sense of humor. The spiritual beauty, eroticism and sensuality reflected in the sculptures of Laura Rubio is exemplified in pieces such as "It takes Two to Tango".The incidence of light on the surfaces of natural environments, the delicate and subtle composition of lights and shadows, present in all environments of nature, is alive and effulgent in the paintings of Cuban artist Lorenzo Ruiz, which capture the eye of the spectator with their brilliance of color and rich composition. On the other hand, the vast majority of the sculptural work by Virginia Aparicio is devoted to female subjects, focusing not only on feminine beauty  but on the unique visual strength of the female torso in its combination of curves and angles.

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                    Galeria Pacifico owner, Gary Thompson