By Raymundo Muñoz

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Opening this Saturday Sept. 10 is an intriguing solo show by Sierra Barela at Helikon Gallery, and it’s called “Four Whales and a Dolphin.” We’ve been noting Barela’s contributions to a number of group exhibitions at the gallery over the years, and her work has always nabbed our attention. Maybe it’s her super bright palette, or maybe her bold composition and subject matter. Whatever it is, her work pops. Inspired by child-like innocence, daily adult life, and her time living in Italy and Mexico, the show blends disparate elements to sharp effect. Show runs Sept. 10 to Oct. 28 with an Oct. 7 First Friday reception accompanying the opening. For more information, please visit helikongallery.com.Sierra Barela - Four Whales and a Dolphin 2

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