Galería Nepantla
Galería Nepantla
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Galeria Nepantla is the concept art studio of controversial international artist Isis Rodriguez. She is a contemporary myth painter and pioneer specializing in "nepantlic art", meaning "those in the process of evolution." Isis Rodriguez paints symbolic still lifes, archetypes and scenes showing the process of conflict moving toward resolution. Isis offers art tours, art classes and fully furnished studio apartment rentals for remote work or relaxation.
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Tiziana C
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
Isis Rodriguez creates archetypal characters and places them in familiar conflicts and controversial themes of identity, gender and gender relations, cultural bias, and social pressure. She chose to dedicate her artistic talent and knowledge of Great Masters' oil painting processes to the presentation, interpretation, and hopefully the resolution of a personal-social disagreement with conformity. In this sense, her art has a truly catharctic effect on the viewer. By placing the narrative and characters in a mythological/fantastic background has the effect of creating an epic of present day human condition. Definitely worth your time spending it admiring her oil paintings and speaking with Isis.
Written February 26, 2020
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Galeria Nepantla and myself thanks you for you thoughts. It has been my mission for 25 years, to create art that engages with the public in meaningful ways. Thanks for coming and expressing your experience.
Written February 28, 2020
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Coco M
1 contribution
Feb 2020
The current exhibit, CRUSH, presents a brave approach to an innovative perspective and understanding on the experience of dating in a world where traditional binary male-female labels are changing dramatically. Acceptance of any sexual identity that doesn’t fit into the norms of society is finally becoming part of a conversation, for which Isis's work creates a compelling and inspirational platform, one that comes from her own experience, open-mindedness, and willingness to put herself out there with bravery and authenticity. And…I’ve been single and “NOT ready to mingle” for a while but I went to the party and left with an amazing new CRUSH….who I’ve been dating ever since….who knew?
Written March 2, 2020
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So glad you made the show! It will be up until Dec 2020 in case you have friends or family that might want to visit. Thanks for your thoughtful review.
Written March 4, 2020
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RedWar
Bellingham, WA106 contributions
Nov 2019
Recently completed the 5 full day workshop in oil. Have painted on/off over the years but never had the chance to focus for 7.5 hours a day and study with a realism painter. Great experience and appreciated her willingness to share and well as push us to obtain the best results. Would continue w/ her if I lived closer.
Written November 13, 2019
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Sorry for my late response. Nothing is more enchanting than having an student who has such strong desire and good aesthetics to begin with, which is why the work you finished in my class turned out so well. Good job!
Written January 24, 2020
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Kate M
4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Isis Rodriguez is not only a extraordinary and skillful artist but she is an outstanding instructor. I took eight x four hour classes with her and wish my trip to San Miguel de Allende had been longer. During that time, she quickly found my skill level and became sensitive to my hopes for the workshops. From Day 1, I saw progress, and by the end of the sessions, I had a portfolio of which I am proud. Maestra Rodriguez has found and nurtured a talent and set me on a course toward fulfilling my goals. Perhaps the highest recommendation is: I will return for another series of workshops and this time a whole month's worth. Thank you Isis Rodriguez for sharing your talent.
Written January 27, 2019
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Kate, You were so open about what your needs were, that you made it easy for me to work with your nature. I look forward to being your teacher. Abrazos desde San Miguel de Allende!
Written January 24, 2020
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Sydneygal007
Bronte, Australia61 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
I completed a 4-week intensive oil painting course (4 lessons x 4 hours x 4 weeks) with Isis just now, which was focused on portraiture, This was a great learning experience, Isis being a very thoughtful, passionate and committed teacher. She was also very patient with good communication skills, imparting her own artistic talent with the same generosity she demonstrates towards life more generally!
I can highly recommend signing up for this or one of Isis's other painting courses.
Written November 13, 2018
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It was a pleasure to teach you. You are always welcomed back and don't forget to send me some of your futures works. Would love to see them...
Written January 24, 2020
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Ellison R
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Loved the class overall! Everything was greatly explained, learned a lot about mexican art culture. Would greatly take again!
Written June 22, 2022
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Zyanya G
3 contributions
Jan 2022
Me gustó mucho poder conocer la galería / estudio Galería Nepantla de Isis Rodriguez, el lugar por si mismo es increíble, los ladrillos de la estructura hacen que las pinturas resalten. Primero las vi en su página web, pero de verdad las fotos no les hacen justicia, en persona son impresionantes, con mucho detalle que las hacen ver muy realistas. Son pinturas que te invitan a reflexionar, tu creas tu propia interpretación, pero después ella te explica la historia detrás de la pintura y te das cuenta de que es muy diferente a lo que creías. Aprendes a ver la vida desde otra perspectiva y eso es de valorarse.
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I really liked being able to visit Isis Rodriguez's Galería Nepantla gallery/studio, the place itself is incredible, the bricks of the structure make the paintings stand out. I first saw them on her website, but the photos really don't do them justice, in person they are impressive, with a lot of detail that makes them look very realistic. They are paintings that invite you to reflect, you create your own interpretation, but then she explains the story behind the painting and you realize that it is very different from what you thought. You learn to see life from another perspective and that is to be valued.
Written February 1, 2022
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656isis
Muchas gracias, Zyanya!
Written May 14, 2022
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Mick
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Nepantla Gallery, owned and operated by artist Isis Rodriquez, is one of a kind gallerty, located in the Independencia neighborhood of San Miguel de Allende, about a 20-minute walk from the Centro. Isis is a gifted teacher and artist. I attended her latest show, which is inspired by her exploration of "modern love," through her use of tech platforms such as Tinder, and online dating. Her experiences as a 55-year old woman, led her to create new male and female archetypes, for which she is well known. My two favorite pieces in her new show were "Mexican Viagra" and "Nurse Purse" both visually potent examples of Isis' work. The still life of flowers from this series was also visually arresting. If you are in San Miguel and want to experience a highly personal art, visit Isis' gallery. She is very friendly and welcoming.
Written March 8, 2020
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I'm glad you had a chance to make my exhibit. It will continue until December of 2020 in case any of your friends would like to see it too!
Written March 10, 2020
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Traveler
1 contribution
Feb 2020
This was my first life drawing class in 30+ years, and I went with a little trepidation. I rang the doorbell, and a lovely lilting voice asked if this is Linda! And that was the beginning of the magic of Isis. She brings a huge amount of knowledge and the ability to explain herself to each person in the group. And her personality and excitement flows from her into me. I left each class exhausted, but excited for my progress, and eagerly awaiting the next lesson. And when the drawing is finally done, I can’t believe that I created it. That is the magic of Isis.
Written February 26, 2020
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Your enthusiasm and presence in my class inspired me. I am blessed that you chose me to be your art teacher. I look forward to seeing your progress and hopefully I shall see you next year!
Written February 28, 2020
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billzilinek
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Within one month in her class, Maestra Isis Rodriguez not only brought me, as a life-long recreational artist, to the next creative level in my drawing ability as we had planned, but she exceeded my expectations!

With her tips, tricks and personally relevant demonstrations, my subject matter is now more accurately drawn, powerfully depicted, lushly coloured and meaningfully integrated within the page.

What I found truly exceptional, was her ability to zone in on meeting the artistic needs of each student, whether a beginner in class or someone, as myself, seeking reinvigoration and further inspiration.

Maestra Isis is a superb instructor, with a dynamic personality whose amazing insights and exceptional teaching skills made a significant difference in my work!
Written January 24, 2020
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I'm glad I could help you. Your work is so beautiful that it could be published in travel magazines if you wanted. Feel free to contact me anytime to ask questions or send me your progress.
Written January 24, 2020
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