Transitional: Curated by María Iovino

María Isabel Arango, Teresa Currea, Cesar González, Diana Menestrey, Nicolas Paris, Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, Luisa Roa, Adriana Salazar

January 24 – March 28, 2013

María Isabel Arango, Little Red Riding Hood, 2005, Drawing and digital collage, 50 cm x 44 cm
María Isabel Arango, Blancanieves, Edition 1/3, 2005, Drawing and digital collage, 50 x 44 cm
María Isabel Arango, Rapunzel (Edition 2/3), 2005, Drawing and digital collage, 50 x 95 cm
Teresa Currea, My Best Friends are Online, 2012, Pencil and ink on paper, 21.1 cm x 26.9 cm
Teresa Currea, Reparando ídolos móviles, 2012, Pencil and ink on paper, 21 x 21 cm
Teresa Currea, Tenía atorada una peluza, 2009, Pencil and ink on paper, 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Teresa Currea, Aditamento casero para comer cangrejo, 2009, Pencil and ink on paper, 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Teresa Currea, Como el crustáceo, 2009, Pencil and ink on paper, 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Teresa Currea, Mi mejor amigo, 2012, Pencil and ink on paper, 12.5 x 16.5 cm
Teresa Currea, La Carroza, 2009, Pencil and ink on paper, 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Teresa Currea, Miedo infecto-contagioso, 2012, Pencil and ink on paper, 12.5 x 16.5 cm
Teresa Currea, Hombre Nautilus, 2012, Pencil and ink on paper, 12.5 x 16.5cm
Cesar González, 2012, Adhesive vinyl, ink on wall, dimensions variable
Diana Menestrey, Dist-Anxiety, 2009, Video still, 8:16 minutes
Diana Menestrey, Dist-ansianado, Edition 3, 1 A/P, 2006, Video, 8:16 minutes
Nicolás Paris, Subject, 2009, Plastic figure and dime, 6.8 cm x 2.8 cm x 2.5 cm, Courtesy of Galería Luisa Strina
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, 0., 2007, HD video, color, no sound, 4:00 minutes
Luisa Roa, The Elephant's Journey, 2012, Sound and drawing installation, dimensions variable
Luisa Roa, Untitled, The Elephant Journey Series, 2012, Ink on paper, 27" x 38"
Luisa Roa, Untitled, The Elephant Journey Series, 2012, Ink on paper, 27" x 38"
Luisa Roa, Untitled, The Elephant Journey Series, 2012, Ink on paper, 27" x 38"
Luisa Roa, Untitled, The Elephant Journey Series, 2012, Ink on paper, 27" x 38"
Adriana Salazar, Moving Plants No. 27, 2012, Motors and dried plants, dimensions variable
Adríana Salazar, Samba, Edition 1/2, 2010, Installation, motor, nylon wire, pulleys and shoes
Diana Menestrey, Anomalias-Somos la misma persona, Edition 4, 1 A/P, 2009, Video, 49 seconds

Press Release


Sicardi Gallery is pleased to present Transitional, an exhibition of works by eight Colombian-born artists that obliquely yet radically re-interpret the tradition of art in Latin America using drawing, installation, video and sculpture. Despite innumerable options with regard to new approximations of the image, these artists collectively divulge significant strategies about the motives that drive artistic explorations in an ever-changing sociopolitical context.  A text by María Iovino, exhibition curator, will accompany the show.  

In presenting this particular grouping of works, which includes drawings, sculpture, sound and video, curator María Iovino posits a philosophical and aesthetic break with tradition, suggesting that the basis of this turn is rooted in technocratic aspects of locality. Further, she suggests that the dissolution of traditional centers of power announced at the advent of postmodernism has finally been realized, but this is just the beginning: despite their versatility and poetics, this work reflects an approach to mark making in which the present is a moment in transition—a precursor to powerful forms of expression yet to be.

For more information, contact Sicardi Gallery at info@sicardi.com or visit or website at www.sicardigallery.com.