(New York, USA)
Amidst the busy Armory Week, Luciana Brito – NY Project presents “Reflector”, a group exhibition that joins São Paulo and New York-based artists by proposing a mirroring of sorts between the cities that are home to the gallery’s two headquarters. Featuring some of the youngest and more experimental artists of the gallery’s program and opening this Tuesday, March 6th, it displays paintings – a language in which light plays an essential role – as well as sculptures and installations that use optical and luminous elements, like mirrors and light bulbs.
Brazilian-born and US-based Gustavo Prado is one of the six participating artists to use mirrors in his works. Mixing them with industrial machinery, he creates pieces that reference movements like light art, op-art and kinetic art. In the show, he presents an exclusive site-specific work which incorporates chairs by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues.
Be it on canvas or on paper, all the other participating Brazilian artists (namely, Pedro Caetano, Rafael Carneiro and Tiago Tebet) exhibit paintings in “Reflector”, sharing a concern with questions inherent to pictorial practice. Such is also the case of US-born artist Nicole Wittenberg, who showcases erotic figurative paintings from a combination of studio sittings and preexisting images. On the other hand, Guy Yanai and G.T. Pellizzi (from Israel and Mexico, respectively) work in between painting and three-dimensions.
While Luciana Brito does not take part in the official Armory Show, which happens from this Wednesday, March 8th, through Sunday, the 11th, it’s also worth noting that three other Brazilian galleries are featured in it: Nara Roesler (whose selection of artists includes PIPA Prize 2015 winner Virginia de Medeiros and the 2013 finalist Berna Reale) in the main Galleries section, and Mercedes Viegas and Ronie Mesquita in the Insights section.
“Reflector”, group show featuring Gustavo Prado, G.T. Pellizzi, Nicole Wittenberg, Pedro Caetano, Rafael Carneiro and Tiago Tebet
On view from March 7th until April 21st
Opening: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018