|Cuándo:||12 sep de 2018 - 27 oct de 2018|
|Inauguración:||12 sep de 2018 / 18:00|
|Dónde:||Mendes Wood DM - New York / 60 East 66 Street / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos|
|Organizada por:||Mendes Wood DM|
|Artistas participantes:||Patrícia Leite|
Patricia Leite’s exhibition lusco-fusco [last light of the day] presents a new body of painting inspired by momentary meetings of darkness and light. Inviting us to grasp the sensation of an object alight, Leite portrays light alive with vibration, at once optically tangible and sentimentally fleeting. Leite’s paintings are derived from ‘sketchbook’ of photographs, akin to a visual diary collected from various sources. These referential images present a point of departure for the tone and form of each painting. As Leite elaborates on the sentiment that inspired her to approach each scene, she freely abstracts and experiments to come to a playful somberness, where soft masses of color are seemingly suspended in nimble outlines of pointed light. In works such as Veneza [Venice] (2018), Leite captures the essence of a familiar landscape, rendering an iconic, instantly recognizable scene as well as an intimately manifested memory. As timid whispers of light become preciously transient under an immense sky and sea, Leite activates both a personal and an archetypal poetry.