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Touched. The Transference of the Invisible into the Object of Art.
March 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In our current reality where we are without physical contact in public and globally shifting into a world increasingly experienced through digital media, how do we create love and understanding for each other?
Artists Ana Biolchini, Karla Kantorovich and Michael Flomen will present their works born from the physical contact of their bodies with the natural world. The process of creation for them is based on bringing the subtleties that are often overlooked into the viewer’s experience. Looking for the unity in the fragmentation, they respond to the environment letting accidents happen from the energies of the landscape.
You are warmly welcomed to join us in a collective experience in collaboration with Diana Lowenstein Gallery. Together we will explore how the creative process transforms fragmented materials into a cohesive form.
Pés do Mundo (Feet of the World) is a continuous feet installation project started in 2009, and each montage changes according to the physical space and exhibition context. Each installation receives its own name in order to valorize an aspect that permeates its spiritual, philosophical or material extension. The feet that make up the work are made of argila (clay), molded by the artist on her own feet. Thus, each foot brings within it a specific moment of the marks of time that inhabit that body. Ana’s work proposes, in the silence of contemplation, an experience of connection and transformation.
Pés do Mundo
Rewriting is the most recent body of work by Mexico-born artist Karla Kantorovich. She draws inspiration from the world around her, especially nature. The textures, hues and nuances she finds in the environment are incorporated into her work. Paper installations and artist’s books are used as vehicles to unite unlikely elements -old and new, natural and man-made- to create one cohesive piece representative of unity and our binding humanity. “Rewriting” invites the audience to inspect our ephemeral nature and the human ability to heal, mend, and alter reality.
Excavating the Unseen, 2020
To make his cameraless photographs, Michael Flomen collaborates with natural elements outside under the cover of darkness. Flomen exposes photographic film and papers to the elements including bioluminescent light from fireflies, all kinds of water, wind, and biological phenomena.
Flomen combines meditation and ritual actions in order to court the energies of the landscape. He creates an invitation for the unseen to expose itself. His photograms are documents of these events in the landscape.
Dazed and Confused, 2018