View from the exhibition "Cosmic Garden II", Sandra Cinto, taken from Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Los Angeles' website

“Cosmic Garden II”: Sandra Cinto’s new exhibition

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery presents Cosmic Garden IISandra Cinto’s first exhibition at the gallery in Los Angeles, on view February 6 through April 3, 2021. This is the artist’s eighth exhibition with Tanya Bonakdar. Comprising fifteen new canvases, an immersive wall-to-wall installation and a participatory postcard project, the exhibition continues the artist’s Cosmic Garden series, which was originally conceived for her solo presentation at Fondation Hermès in Tokyo in 2020. 

You can read about one of the exhibition’s room bellow through a paragraph extracted from the show’s release:

For the front room of the gallery, where a single canvas is also on view, Cinto has created an interactive work that celebrates drawing as a means of connection, an opportunity for intimate exchange in our otherwise hyper-digitized world. The viewer is invited to sit at a wooden table with a chair, lamp, pencils and postcards made by Cinto. Guests can draw or write to anyone of their choosing and leave the finished card in the wooden deposit box, which the gallery will mail out throughout the course of the exhibition. Each pencil is inscribed with the phrase “draw with love,” and is meant as a gift for visitors to take with them. For Cinto, the pleasure and power of drawing is essential. In our present time of isolation and remote communication, it is the trace of touch that has the power to bring together visitors, their chosen recipients and the artist in a meaningful meditation on the cosmos. 

On Thursday, February 18th at 2pm EST the gallery will present a live Zoom conversation with Cinto and Raphaela Platow, the Alice & Harris Weston Director and Chief Curator of the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Click here to register.

To read the full release of Cosmic Garden II, click here.

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