Cecilia André - Tied Together
Curated by Nina Gomes and Katia Gerlach
Exploring the boundaries beyond canvas and material, Cecilia André weaves the seer into the void and transforms remains in a process of ceaseless renewal. As the seer, you delve from the past to the future and benefit from a sense of infinitude. Not so fixed in the now, André connects time dots, front and back, before and after, shadows and grids, wood and cloth in an avant-garde approach to the potentialities of matter. André is the old weaver dealing with contemporary fables. The artist invites not only the eyes but the whole body to float, transit, experiment in the role of a moving being through spatial ruptures. Beware: these elaborate frames not only resuscitate objects otherwise in decay, they actively redeem. Such redemption being the sole route to perpetuating a not merely mythical humanity.
Cecilia André is a Brazilian painter, with a BFA and a BAE from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, in Brazil. She has been living in New York for the past 25 years, where she studied in art programs at the New York Studio School, Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts.
The artist has shown in important museums in Brazil, where she was represented by Adriana Penteado Contemporary Art Gallery for 17 years. In the U.S., she has shown her work at different venues in New York, including a solo exhibition curated by Kazuko Miyamoto at Gallery OneTwentyEight, and participated in four editions of the NYC Figment Arts Festival. Outside the city, André held exhibitions in Saint Louis MO and South Orange NJ.
2 Rivington St
July 5-9 / 12-6pm
Opening Night: July 6 / 5-9pm