Exhibition Information

Artist: Dulce Soledad Ibarra

Exhibition: Manos De Oro

Media: Sculpture, Paint

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Max L. Gavtov Gallery East

Website: dulcesoledadibarra.com

Instragram: In progress…


About The Artist:

This week I was able to meet Dulce Soledad Ibarra and her exhibition Manos De Oro. Ibarra is from Chino, California currently a student at CSULB working toward a Bachelor in Fine Arts focusing on Sculpture Art. Ibarra had previous exhibitions with different art forms like sculpture and installation, painting and drawing, and illustration and design. Ibarra present to her viewers that objects can have values by incorporating her personally influences onto her artwork.

Formal Analysis:

Exhibition Manos De Oro, or hands of gold depicts a lawn and instruments to tend to a garden. In the background a video is playing, a man is tending to a lawn and different rose bushes. In the exhibition instruments for a garden can be found like a shovel, lawnmower, and a plot of fake grass. What stands out from the entire materials is a layer of gold painted on the instruments. The theme of the gallery is “Hands of Gold” and the instruments in the gallery relates to values of the artists.

Content Analysis:

Ibarra exhibition focus on the significance of a pair of hands and the values a pairs of hand can contribute to a person life. Ibarra understands the struggles of working hard to get to where she is today. Having help and support from her family give her motivation with this exhibition she displays her personally influences on her artwork. Ibarra father taught her that hard work and perseverance is key to keep moving forward and being successful. To get through life a person needs to work hard to understand that simple’s things in life have values. The paint of gold on the garden tools represents that a person hand is important and sometimes the value is overlook.


The video captivated me the most. I see an older man taking his time and being patience with mowing the law and tending to the garden. Although the sun is out the man put in a lot of effort to make the garden presentable. Using both of his hands he is able to accomplish many things through hard work. I am able to relate the video to what Ibarra discussed about her exhibition. If a person work hard the object a person used to work hard with becomes valuable. Thanks to Dulce Soledad Ibarra for her time and her amazing exhibition.