Imagining Spaces: Constructions in Color and Text at the Henrique Faria Fine Art

Henrique Faria Fine Art is pleased to present Imagining Spaces: Constructions in Color and Text, a group
exhibition focused on the formal and thematic elements of color and text in Latin American art of the last sixty years. The exhibition framework is based on the premise that color and text are two major building blocks of creative expression, and can therefore be seen as architectural components of a given composition. As Hans Hofmann writes in Search for the Real and Other Essays, “In fact, the whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. […] In symphonic painting, color is the real building medium. ‘When color is richest, form is fullest.’”1 This concept can be taken further and extended to text, which is the building block of written communication. And while color can be given a form or applied to a certain shape, text– letters themselves–is already architectural in form and can be easily manipulated and improvised. The featured artworks demonstrate the production of a diverse survey of artists who, throughout their practices, have been actively investigating and challenging chromatic and typographic qualities. By employing a range of mediums, expanding spatial capabilities, and experimenting with abstraction and structure, the artists of this exhibition explore the visual information–the light, color, tones and shapes–we encounter from moment to moment, offering new translations of these optic experiences.

Start Date

June 23, 2016

End Date

September 9, 2016

Hours

11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Henrique Faria Fine Art, 35 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065

Event Type

Public

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