In her third solo exhibition at the Gentil Carioca Gallery, Maria Laet presents a group of works that includes monotype, video and installation.
The title PEDRA VÃO suggests a paradox between what is unique, full, complete, with clear stable boundaries, and the emptiness of the open space, the gap, which ends up by having its limits defined and sustained through contact with the other.
Laet addresses notions of boundary, and the relationship between the very materiality of objects, substances, surfaces, and their different states of being – be it through their strength or weakness, or by their strength as weakness. The enchantment of Laet with the most ordinary detail and behavior of things can lead us to ask about the purpose of this artwork. A reasonable number of answers could be suggested but they would one by one deny its poetic possibilities, which are multiple. The work presented starts from the singular, pointing to the multiple.
PERDENDO A FÉ
The exhibition features installations, photographs and video.
Individual exhibition by Pontogor. The artist presents works that question rational logic while reflecting on concepts of time, faith and reason. The installations shown investigate the limits of comprehension of the sensory world through the study of rhythm, composition, weight and emptyness. Always using error and chance as a tool for the creation of artwork which embodies these limits of understanding of the game and contrasts materials and unstable articulations.