Denisse Sánchez’s colorful paintings flourish in Casa Vico’s garden

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‘Perspectiva Poética de Yucatán’: Denisse Sánchez exhibits her paintings, which appear to be planted in the garden of the Casa Vico guesthouse. Above is a representation of Las Coloradas and one of Progreso’s pier. Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine

Denisse Sánchez invites us to investigate the great universe of Yucatán, as she puts it, through her “Poetic Perspective” exhibit that continues through Oct. 2 at Casa Vico.

Bugambilias” is among the floral paintings in ‘Perspectiva Poética de Yucatán’ by Denisse Sánchez. Other works depict Maya people in everyday life. Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine

Sánchez gave a tour on Thursday night to a small group of admirers, discussing each of about a dozen figurative and abstract acrylics resting on easels and integrated into the boutique hotel’s tropical garden.

Denisse Sánchez’s ‘Perspectiva Poética de Yucatán’ exhibit includes “Campanitas Silvestres,” above. Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine

They depict Yucatán’s everyday scenes, from fishermen dutifully casting their nets to an exuberant splash of “Flores Multicolores.”

Denisse Sánchez is a Mérida native who studied Latin American literature at UADY and art at the Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán.

Fishermen cast their nets in a recent painting by Denisse Sánchez. Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine

Casa Vico is south of the city, on Calle 60 641 between 69 and 71. To attend, please make an appointment via WhatsApp: 559-199-9069 or DM Casa Vico.

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