Magdalena Fernández. ECOS

Courtesy of Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino proudly announces the solo exhibition for Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City, Mexico. The exhibition is curated by Carlos E. Palacios and Anel Jiménez, and it opens March 30, 2019 and continues through June 23, 2019. Ecos features videos, installations, sculptures, and engravings based on proposals that began to emerge more than ten years ago and continue to define one of the axes of Fernández's artistic production through the present. The exhibition includes a new installation created as an homage to Jesús Rafael Soto.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fernández began using digital media to incorporate moving images to her work. In these, she references certain aspects of work by artists Piet Mondrian, Joaquín Torres-García, and Lygia Clark, alongside Jesús Rafael Soto and Alejandro Otero, but she reinterprets them, breaking down some of the authority of these canonical images and artists. There is, she argues, a dialectics of abstraction. Indeed, much of Fernández’s abstractions look also to experiences of the natural world. She writes, “In 1998, I made my first video. It was also a gateway to work in space without structure and to address the problem of painting. Convinced that language and content go separate ways, I stepped back on those elements that placed me in the constructive stream in order to highlight what is my most immediate reference: nature.” Using the organic forms of nature, Fernández adds sound and noises to playfully reengage with how we experience these forms and how, by making them unstable, they can be transformed.

Magdalena Fernández has had numerous solo exhibitions including: “Video Crossings: Magdalena Fernández", Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA [2017]; Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston, Texas, USA [2017]; Magdalena Fernández, Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Los Angeles, CA, USA [2015]; 2iPM009. Magdalena Fernández, Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum, Miami, FL, USA [2011]; Surfaces, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation [CIFO], Miami, FL, USA [2006]; and 2i997, Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela [1997].

For more information, please call 713.529.1313, email William Isbell at william@sicardi.com or Annalisa Palmieri Briscoe at annalisa@sicardi.com, or visit the artist's page on our website.