Rose Klabin / Rodolpho Parigi
Works On Paper
16 Sep- 20 Oct 11
Opening reception: Fri 16 Sep 11. 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Both Klabin and Parigi are considered among the most promising new figures in Brazilian contemporary art.
After spending 15 years in between New York and London, where she had received her BA from New York University and two MFAs from Byam Shaw School and Central Saint Martins respectively, Klabin had recently returned to Brazil in 2007 where she continues to live and work today. Her multi-media works, at turns sculptural, performance-based, and photographic, reveal a focus on corporate and consumer culture through a process of overlaying and compositing multiple images that reflect a human role within a vision of commercial chaos.
The works for this exhibition are drawn from the 2010 series Dissociation 2 and showcase the artist as an observer of domestic and industrial spaces through the prism of psychoanalysis. Klabin's work focuses specifically on this overlap as a traumatic event, drawing upon the work of French psychologist Pierre Janet's research on "dissociation", or the idea that a person can disrupt the process of memory to distance himself from a psychological trauma, to underline the layers of rendering as congruent to a viewer's ability to process or dismiss visual information either in part or as a whole.
Rodolpho Parigi has quickly become known as a prodigious talent in the young Brazilian contemporary art scene, with two recent solo exhibitions at Sao Paolo's Galeria Nara Roseler, as well as a solo exhibition at the AMT Torri & Germinian Gallery in Milan. He recently completed a special project in Leipzig, Germany, his works are in the collections of Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paolo, MAM Bahia, Itau Cultural, MARP, MAB and others.
From 2007 to 2009, Parigi created large-scale paintings and site-specific works composed of abstract environments using an intense palette of fragmented colors and blocks which gained much acclaim for its technical and conceptual merits.
The procedural theme of layering present in Klabin's work continues in Parigi's. His recent works since 2010 feature a reduced palette, consisting primarily of magenta, red and pink hues, as well as a dominance of generally recognizable images layered upon each other. These works, rendered exquisitely in colored pencil, seem to reference biological studies and encyclopedic drawings, but their layering creates chimerical images the artist describes as "invented figurations".
For more information about the artists, please contact
Shawn Lyons - Director