3+1 Arte Contemporânea gallery has the pleasure to present the work of Gabriela Machado (1960), in her next solo show, titled A Moment.
The upcoming exhibition of Gabriela Machado will present a series of recent paintings alongside sculpture works, which continue to explore her interest into immediate quotidian responses to her surroundings. This series of works concentrates around three different landscapes and locations Leading up until this new series of work, typically Machado employed objects as references that in turn result in abstractions of these forms from an interior perspective. In the case of these recent works which are a departure from previous bodies of works, we are subject to viewing works from an exterior perspective, from the point of the artist and specifically landscapes. A focus on the composition and structure of these paintings appears evident when comparing them to the fluidity of other series of works. The palette and nuances are captured in these pieces which directly reference the location where the works were realized. The sculptures become three dimensional extensions of the paintings and suggest an insight into the physicality of the artist’s references and free-forming approach to her practice.
As a point of departure, the title of exhibition Um Momento is borrowed from Marcel Proust’s book, À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) – from the “madeleine” scene, late to be coined the Proustian moment. It is here that Machado aligns and describes her approach to painting, as a cumulative and phenomenology experience as the compositions are realized within a specific timeframe. Seemingly unassuming blocks of colour and their application through well informed hands suggest a foreground, landscape and sky. Here, we are able to consider and to participate in these short instances, moments presented by the artist.
Gabriela Machado (1960) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. MA Visual Arts School of Parque Lage (1985 – 1993) and UniRio and PUC, Rio de Janeiro, (1992 – 1997) Rio de Janeiro. Exhibiting regularly since 1994 selected exhibitions include; MAM, Rio de Janeiro (2016), Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto, (2014), Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro (2014), Paço Imperial do Rio de Janeiro (2012), Centro Cultural São Paulo (2011), Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica. Rio de Janeiro (2010) and Caixa Cultural, São Paulo (2009) among others. Collections include MAM Rio de Janeiro, Gilberto Chateaubriand, José Mindlin, George Kornis, João Carlos Figueredo Ferraz, Charles Cosac, Castro Maya Foundation, Instituto Brasileiro de Arte e Cultura, Cândido Mendes Cultural Center and Fundação Catarinense de Cultura (MASC), Fundação ECCO and Museu de Arte da Pampulha.
28.04.17 – 17.06.17
Opening 28.04.17, 19h – 22h