“Lona”, solo show by Gustavo Speridião, opens for the public today

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Anita Schwartz Art Gallery is holding from tomorrow until July the solo show “Lona” [“Canvas”], solo show by Gustavo Speridião, as part of the Circuito Integrado de Galerias de Arte (Art Galleries Integrated Circuit). The exhibition presents 18 brand new painting in large dimensions.

The exhibition title is extracted from the support used by the artist, cotton canvas, and the paintings are exposed without frames, attached directly to the wall, “in a simple assembly”, tells the artist. In the ground floor of the gallery, fourteen paintings with dimensions of 2m x 7m each one, and in the terrace, four canvasses, shaped with 5,9m x 2m to 1,8m x 1m. The series are a development of the work by Gustavo Speridião, who has politics and painting as a main focus: “exploring the pictorial plan and politic questions, using paint, coal and collages (words, abstractions and posters)”.

The artist created a collage on canvas with graphic materials collected between 2007 and 2014 in numerous countries, as Brazil, Bolivia, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, France, Greece, Russia and Turkey. “This material illustrates the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008 and its politics deployments”, says. In the container, placed on the terrace, the video “Movement” (2007/2014) will be screened in looping, with images captured between 2007 and 2014, in numerous countries, about the international social movements. This is the second solo show by Speridião at Anita Schwartz Art Gallery. The first was in 2011.

“Lona”, solo show by Gustavo Speridião
On view through July 4th
Free admission

Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte
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