The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show
Nov 10-13 NYC at Pier 92 on the Hudson River
Fifty select art galleries from the US, Latin America and Europe present
abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art, and more.
A precursor to Art Basel Miami? Si Señor! ...here's our favoritos:
Manuel Mendive's painting and sculpture were well represented by
the excellent Galeria Habana from Cuba, who also gave out an impressive
2011 calendar of cuban female artists. Que Viva Cuba!
Gallery from Miami representing many late great artists.
showing an excellent animation from Ana Sacerdote,
celebrating colors, boxes, hues, and transanimatory brilliance.
Click the box for the video, straight from Ana's website
Sammer had a couple interesting paintings by
Rómulo Aguerre in the back, many more found
on Artnet. click for animated version
Artspace showed the muy interesante Colombian artist Rodrigo Echeverri Calero
He paints and sculpts, sometimes simultaneously, as his paintings contain sculptures within,
or woodenesque sculptures that hang as paintings. I enjoyed the fantastic, easily navigable website
from Señor Echeverri, as well as the description of his art below from Witzenhausent Gallery
"The main concern of Rodrigo Echeverri comes from the possibility of creating from the destruction generated by chaos.
His interest in exploring the boundary between paint and sculpture, has a strong presence in his work,
where the paintings are beyond the conventional format, fragment illusionistic window given by the rectangle,
conceiving his painting as an object that contains itself, making his paintings take ownership of space by their irregular boundaries."
sweet animatory del Echeverri
of painting, and Judith Lauand's work from 1959
is perhaps more relevant today than ever before
Galeria Sylvio Nery from Sao Paolo showed this geometrical piece
I could not soon forget, as it soon became a rauand-Lauand animatory
Judith Lauand at Espacoarte.com
Kai Hilgemann from Berlin repped a number of Latin artists,
including the remarkable Bosco Sodi
art is made with natural material, sans brushes. Layers of wood pulp, sawdust,
pigments and traditional Mexican dye cochineal, an insect dye originating from Aztec and Mayan culture
"Bosco Sodi creates art that circulates in the spheres where nature and man merge,
creating beauty beneath demise"
Bosco Sodi "Pangaea" Exhibition is currently at Bronx Museum thru Jan 2, 2011
Animatory del Bosco
Hilgemann also repped East German Torsten Ruehle,
whose minimalist architectural drawings were rather intriguing, as his newer work
gets more minimal, seemingly erasing elements of previous, fuller versions
the artist and her body from Klavaza blogspot
Americas Collection Miami
(MariaDolores is not currently listed)
and highly entertaining, Liliana Porter's latest works use small figurines from
everyday life to veritably exist outside
the boundaries of normal art, thinking inside, outside and all around the artbox...minimal spacials from Galería Espacio Minimo
the mechanics of Carlos Esteves' art lend themselves to animachinations
interesting maps of several countries reimagined as unified and uniform, by
color and circumstance.
Y Gallery at Pinta had just about sold out the limited collection, but you can see these at Winkleman Gallery
first, the artist or the architect? who's to say,
Señor Machado's architecture is art personified and his art is an architectural wonder.
"Milton Machado plays with the dialectics of time as suspension and time as consumption"
Excellent website c/o Galeria Nara Roesler
Milt's 'Hotel Tropical in Guanabara Bay'
a wonderful video (based on late painter Alejandro Otero's "Coloritmo")
functioned as an oscilliscopic effect, moving to the sounds of the Turpial bird,
native to Ms. Fernandez' Venezuela, c/o Henrique Faria Fine Art
as George Washington is just the start of Santiago Montoya's playful yet serious
use of money and monetary notes as the
base/basis for his art. Chinese food coupons from 50's/60's provide background and foreground for migratorial "Go West" & "Fly Away" pieces.
I thought the use of Che and Geor-che in "Play/Pause" was a plane flying into the World Trade Center.
I'm always seeing too much into art... damn nieve/once! c/o Arte Consultores
Another fine artist consulted
and presented by Arte
Consultores,the gold paintings and the wonderful small reproductions
from the "Oro" book, unavailable for purchase :( - gave a feeling of joy and release, from the oversized flowers,
animals, houses and plants being floated by the native boatmen. awesome, but we liked the cool book better
Pedro Animato de Oro