'Repòs' en el Museu de Tortosa


Repòs [Repose], my last installation is about reserve room of Museum of Tortosa. It's a site specific composed by the sculptures of the reserve room, photography and video. Sculptures of the late nineteenth century, awaiting eternally for an exhibition space, while they rest in the reserve room of this spanish museum.

ANTONI GARCIA ROOM. MUSEU DE TORTOSA. JUNE 2014
Images from this series have been chosen as finalists of the ‘I International Sculpture Photography Contest’ organized by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and exhibited in the National Museum of Sculpture in Valladolid, becoming part of the Museum’s permanent collection. This project have been also awarded with 1st Prize 'Passanant Produeix 2013'.

I explores this inedit context through the own sculpture works, that rest in the room, and through the plastic research, about this space as a museum that is not exhibited to public.

ANTONI GARCIA ROOM. MUSEU DE TORTOSA. JUNE 2014

A constant in my narrative and poetic work, is to capture the memory recorded in each object, the traces left by the time, through photography and video projection. So do in Repos [Repose], focusing on the sculpture stored in the reserve room, and storage conditions, designed to cushion the passage of time and the action of environmental elements over the matter of the work.

With this installation I seek to reanimate these inamitate pieces whose artistic life has been very short - they have been mutilated, fragmented, stolen, hidden ... - . The most important pieces are the photographs covered with a vinyl. The viewer is reflected on this vinyl but his image is confused with the image of the statue that is in an underlayer. When he approaches, the light turns on and the image of the statue comes to life. It is the viewer who releases the stored energy in that Reserve Room. He returns to the sculpture its function for which this piece of art was designed.
ANTONI GARCIA ROOM. MUSEU DE TORTOSA. JUNE 2014

Other actions connected to this project are taking stones and soil from tombs of the four leading sculptors, move out a piece of each author to an exhibit space but not open to public... actions return to the sculptures of their own identity and dignity.

You can visit the exhibit @MuseudeTortosa until 27 July 2014.



PERMANENT COLLECTION ROOM. MUSEU DE TORTOSA. MARCH 2012. VIDEO 3’35” HD 720 PROGRESSIVE 16/9

 ‘Repòs’ (Reposo) es mi última instalación que puede visitarse en el Museu de Tortosa. Se trata de una instalación artística realizada con las esculturas de la Sala de Reserva del Museu de Tortosa, fotografía y vídeo. Algunas de estas imágenes han sido finalistas del I Concurso de Fotografía de Escultura convocado por el Ministerio de Cultura y expuesto en el Museo Nacional de Escultura en Valladolid, pasando a formar parte de su fondo. Este proyecto ha sido también ganador de la beca de producción fotográfica ‘Passanant Produeix 2013’.

  ‘Repòs’ (Reposo), nos traslada a la sala de reserva del Museu de Tortosa a través de las propias obras escultóricas depositadas en ella, y de la investigación plástica que he realizado sobre este contexto inédito, en el que se encuentran custodiadas las obras de un museo no expuesto al público.

MATERIAL EXTRACTED FORM SCULPTORE'S TOMB IN POLYESTER FILM COVER (MELINEX)
Una de las constantes en mi obra narrativa y poética es captar la memoria grabada en cada objecto, la impronta del paso del tiempo. A través de la fotografía y de la videoprojección, así lo hago también en  ‘Repòs’ (Reposo), dirigiendo la mirada a la escultura almacenada en la sala de reserva y en las condiciones de conservación dirigidas a amortiguar el paso del tiempo y la acción de los elementos ambientales sobre la materia de la obra.

Con esta instalación busco reanimar lo inanimado de estas esculturas de corta vida artística, y que han sido mutiladas, fragmentadas, escondidas y robadas. He documentado acciones como extraer elementos de las tumbas de los cuatro escultores más relevantes de esta serie, o, trasladar una pieza de cada autor a una sala expositiva que no está abierta al público.

Uno de los ejes principales de la instalación es que el espectador sea quien devuelva a las esculturas la función para la que fueron concebidas. De este modo, la imagen está cubierta por un vinilo en el que se confunde el reflejo del espectador con la imagen de la estatua. Cuando el espectador se aproxima, la luz se activa y la imagen de la estatua se reanima, liberando la energía almacenada en esa Sala de Reservas.


La exposición se puede visitar en el Museu de Tortosa hasta el 27 de julio.

'Chrysalis Veils' at The Center of Fine Art Photography



The Center for Fine Art Photography
  
Untitled (UFO) ©  Jim Kazanjian
Main Gallery
Black and White| Juror Jason Landry
Exhibition Dates |May 23 - July 12 , 2014
Artist and Public Reception | June 6, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM Black and White Exhibition talk with Jason Landry and Hamidah Glasgow
5:00 pm Free and open to the public 
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Followed by a book signing of "Instant Connections" written by Jason Landry

Exhibiting Artists:

Maria Abadia, Sasha Andruzheych, Lewis Bales, Preston Buchtel, Maija Burnett, James Chrzan, Rich Cortez, Jim Crowley, Robert Curl, Raynor Czerwinski, Corinne DiPietro, Michael Donnor, Frang Dushaj, Robert Earp, Benoit Fournier, Randolph Fritz, Michael Frye, Pauline Gola, Bill Harbin, William Harper, Wolfgang Hastert, Jane Heater, Brett Henrikson, William Hughes, Elizabeth Ireland, Susan Jacobs, Jim Kazanjian, Scott Lerman, Catherine Liberda, Anita Licis-Ribak, Erika Masterson, Alyssa Minahan, David Morel, Bronwyn Morrison, Mary Mulford, Dale Niles, Dustin Panzino, Anuar Patjane, Steve Pearlman,  Babak Pejman-Aryan, Pistolwish, Don Russell, Anastasiia Sapon, Aoife Shanahan, Monica Shulman, Ethan Smith, Larry Snider, Carmen Spitznagel, Martha Thomas, and Paul Wainwright. 
Artist/Public Reception and Book Launch | June 6 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Dates| June 6 - July 26 , 2014
Exhibiting Artist's: Nicole Avey, Randi Beach, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Frances F. Denny, Miki Hasegawa, Eileen Keator, Ivana Larrosa, Brenda Lindfors, Erin Malone, Matthew Nighswander, Ni Rong, Mark Sawrie, Deb Schwedhelm, Julia Vandenoever, and Terri Warpinski.

Exhibition Dates|June 6 - July 22, 2014
Artist and Public Reception | July 11 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Talk and book signing with Patrick Nagatani at 5pm July 11, 2014


Ushnishavijaya © Patrick Nagatani 

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Numinosas is the first solo exhibit of the photographer IVANA LARROSA  (Logroño, La Rioja, 1975) at the Sicart Gallery, after having participated in October 2011 at the group exhibition VILAFRANCA CONTEMPORÀNIA. Tell me that You love me Even If it’s True.

Numinous is a series of portraits of baroque style. The faces of the religious have been modeled with stone, dated between XII and XV centuries, from the cloister where they live.

In 'Numinous' I wanted to explore my encounter with this religious universe of difficult accessibility. Upon discovering the beauty and antiquity of the cloister where the religious woman lived, I felt an instant connection between them and the space. I realized the sisters had become the space itself. I wanted to recreate that world I imagined with hidden and eroded personalities fusing flesh and stone.



Opening at Sicart Gallery May 24th 2014