Miami, Florida/September 2010 - Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, to open on Saturday, October 9th, during the Wynwood Art District Second Saturday Gallery Walk. A reception will take place at the gallery from 7:30 to 10:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through November 6th, 2010.
Silvia Rivas | Landscape to Be Defined
To speak of the Rio de la Plata as a surface, as a setting, as a neutral platform.
A search to define a landscape that attracts and shelters, yet later frightens and rejects.
Defining it by its minimal geometry, which does not capture one’s gaze, but rather in a subtle line on the horizon, in the color of the earth dissolved in the water... or the vibration of the light that gently weeps about what it hides in the soft texture of the plains.
The ever-present twinkling line of the horizon stands alone responding to the extremes of violence, of shelter, of lack and of abundance. The horizon is direction and certainty, beyond which an attainable reality can inevitably be found.
Rivas was born in Buenos Aires, where she graduated from the National School of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited in North and South America, as well as Europe, for over thirty years. She has earned numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2001.
Also on view -
Project Room: Charles Clary | Fermatic Pandemic
I use paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief and venture into my fabricated reality. By layering paper I am able to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and concentric sound waves. These strange landmasses contaminate and infect the surfaces they inhabit transforming the space into something suitable for their gestation. Towers of paper and color jut into the viewer’s space inviting playful interactions between the viewer and this conceived world. These constructions question the notion of viral outbreaks, transforming it into something more playful and inviting.
Clary recently earned his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has been featured in publications both here and abroad.