|Cuándo:||01 dic de 2019 - 26 ene de 2020|
|Inauguración:||01 dic de 2019 / 18:00|
|Horario:||De Martes a Sabado, de las 11 a las 18|
|Dónde:||Piero Atchugarry Gallery Miami / 5520 NE, 4th avenue / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos|
|Comisariada por:||Claire Breukel|
|Organizada por:||Piero Atchugarry Gallery Miami|
|Artistas participantes:||Eugenio Espinoza|
The Piero Atchugarry Gallery presents Good Blue Day, a solo exhibition of new work by conceptual artist Eugenio Espinoza, including sculpture, painting, installation and performance. Espinoza began his career by subverting our understanding of the Modernist grid, and is celebrated for his radical works that reacted to the dominant movements of geometric abstraction and Kinetic art in Venezuela in the 1960’s and 1970’s. For the past 50 years, Espinoza has continued his courageous and in-depth investigations of the grid. Good Blue Daypresents a dynamic trajectory of his new works using metal, color and an increased sense of play for the first time. In 2014 the Peréz Art Museum Miami (PAMM) hosted Espinoza’s solo exhibition “Unruly Supports.” In addition to an essay by the curator the exhibition catalogue will feature a new interview with the artist by PAMM Executive Director Franklin Sirmans. Good Blue Day’s will debut with a soft opening in November and an Art Basel Miami Beach-week opening. Curated by Claire Breukel, Good Blue Dayoffers a selection of new work by Espinoza never-before exhibited publicly. As the title paradoxically implies,Good Blue Daypresents the layered tension within Espinoza’s oeuvre. Collectively, these works juxtapose the duality of his practice –controlled/uncontrolled, formal/informal, grid/chance, offering a playful, contemporaneous entry point to re-read Espinoza’s work. Newer and previous work will be exhibited together thematically rather than chronologically. This exhibition aims to present Espinoza’s work without the laden history of institutional politics, and rather with a new blue breadth that shows an unconstrained and “support-less” approach. In addition, Espinoza’s work is presented non-geographically to show the eclectic contexts from which the artist has drawn inspiration, including the cities of New York, Caracas, Miami and Gainesville where he currently resides, among others. Claire Breukel shares:“Although his vital contribution to Venezualan critical practice must be acknowledged, Eugenio Espinoza is an artist of the Americas, and his new metal works reflect the tensions and struggles, desires and play of existing ubiquitously, outside of the box...the grid.” Good Blue Dayis the main feature at Piero Atchugarry Gallery during Art Basel Miami Beach, which draws a mass of international and local curators and collectors. Piero Atchugarry explains: “When I met Eugenio I was inspired by his dynamism and his free approach to making, changing, reproducing and expanding upon his work. To me he is one of the most important contemporary artists of our time, and his boundary breaking investigations, including his signature grid works of the 1960’s-1980’s, are ever-relevant today.”In December 2018, with a space established in Garzón, Uruguay, Piero Atchugarry expanded his program to North America to a warehouse in Miami’s renowned Design District neighborhood. A 9,000-square-foot art space, thePiero Atchugarry Galleryis committed to supporting and presenting the work of local and international artists with an institutional approach. The public opening reception of Good Blue Daywill take place in December during Art Basel Miami Beachat the Piero Atchugarry Gallery. The opening is free and open to the public. About Eugenio Espinoza In the late 1960s, Eugenio Espinozabegan producing grid paintings, which are now among the earliest examples of conceptual art in Venezuela. His work is in the permanent collections of Tate Modern, London, U.K.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Fine Arts Museum of Houston, TX; the Peréz Art Museum Miami, FL; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; and Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Sao Paulo; Museo de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota; Fundacion Gego, Caracas; The Cisneros Collection, New York; the Cisneros-Fontanels Art Foundation, Miami, FL; among others. About Claire Breukel A South African-born contemporary curator, Claire Breukel has worked internationally. Last year she co-produced the (RED) Auction curated by Theaster Gates and David Adjaye. She is the Director of YES Contemporary. About Piero Atchugarry Gallery In December 2018, with a space established in Garzón, Uruguay, Piero Atchugarry expanded his program to North America to a warehouse in Miami’s renowned Design District neighborhood. A 9,000-square-foot art space, the Piero Atchugarry Gallery is committed to supporting and presenting the work of local and international artists with an institutional approach.