Mirando la flor

Cardoso, Glassford, Muñoz, Ríos, Rojas, Smith In Conjunction with FotoFest

March 10 - April 23, 2016

Thomas Glassford, Aster 140 T8/4100 K (red), 2003. Fluorescent light, nickel plated brass, orange wire, red wire, electrical hardware, 55in.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Intromittent organ of the Notomincia divera (Tasmanian harvestman) Opillones, Edition 5, 2 A/P, 2008-2009. Resin, glass, metal, 11 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Garden of insect, Ed. 2/3, 2010. Archival print on 350g cotton rag, 8 11/16 x 21 11/16 in.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Stick Tree, Edition 2/3, 2010. Archival pigment print on 300g watercolor paper, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Little Stick, Edition 2/3, 2010. Archival pigment print on 300g watercolor paper, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Jumping grasshoppers, Edition 2/3, 2010. Archival pigment print on 300g watercolor paper, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Green leaves, Edition 2/3, 2010. Archival pigment print on 300g watercolor paper, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.
Miguel Angel Rojas, Santa 2 (Version I), Edition 5, 2A/P, 2005. 4 lambda prints, 31 1/2 x 63 in.
Oscar Muñoz,Distopía, Ed. 5/5, 2014. FHD single channel, 15 minutes
Melanie Smith, Fleur de Lys, 2010. Digital impression on cotton paper, 44 x 61 in.
Melanie Smith, Matta Clark, 2010. Digital impression on cotton paper, 43 x 31 in.
Miguel Angel Ríos, Mulas, 2014. Video with sound, one channel wall projection, 6:25 min. Ed. of 6 + 2 AP.
Miguel Angel Rojas, Los peces saltan , 2012. Resin, coca leaf powder and coca leaf, 7 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.
Melanie Smith, Goat, 2010. Digital impression on cotton paper, 19 x 26 in.

Press Release

Sicardi Gallery invites you to celebrate the opening of Mirando la flor at a reception from 6-8 pm on Thursday, March 10.

The exhibition takes its title from a photo-video installation by Miguel Ángel Rojas. In this work, the act of looking at a flower becomes weighted with the passage of time and the losses accrued over a life’s journey. Rojas’s Mirando la flor, then, also emblematizes the exhibition’s central premise: our experiences in and with nature allow us to see our own best and worst truths. “Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind, and that state of the mind can only be described by presenting that natural appearance as its picture,” writes Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1836 essay, “Nature.” The works in this exhibition consider the relationships we build with the natural world, how we try to organize it, find solace in it, mark our lives by it, and destroy it.

Curated in conjunction with the 2016 FotoFest Biennial, Mirando la flor includes photography, sculpture, video, and mixed media works by six gallery artists: Maria Fernanda Cardoso (b. 1963, Colombia), Thomas Glassford (b. 1963, USA), Miguel Angel Ríos (b. 1943, Argentina), Miguel Angel Rojas (b. 1946, Colombia), Oscar Muñoz (b. 1951, Colombia), and Melanie Smith (b. 1965, England).

For more information, please visit www.sicardigallery.com, contact the gallery at press@sicardi.com, or call 713.529.1313.