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Roots of Intelligence @Sardine Gallery
286 Stanhope Street


Opening
9/24 | 4-9 PM
Text by Iza Dezon
Open until 10/15 by appointment only


Featuring:
Chiara Banfi
Fernanda Feher
Gabriel Giucci
Sarah Heinemann
Paula Juchem
Michel Onguer
Marcelo Pacheco
Renato Rios

ArtRio

September 14-18, 2022

Marina da Glória 

Rio de Janeiro

 

Featuring:

Ana Bial

Bianca Kann

Goia Mujalli

Francesca Wade

Ana Bial | OMA 

Pop-up show during Brasil Summerfest 

July 14th from 2-8PM at the Dumbo Archway 

155 Water Street, New York, NY

Zabelê will take the stage from 6-8PM

About the pop-up OMA, Ana Bial states: “Oma is grandma in German. I call my grandma Oma. She has Charles Bonnet syndrome which causes a person whose vision has started to deteriorate to see things that aren’t real (hallucinations). The hallucinations may be simple patterns, or detailed images of events, people, or places. Oma is also the name of the architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhas and one of my favorite people, Reiner de Graafe, is a partner. Office of Metropolitan Architecture.”

ArPa art fair 1-5/6
@ Estádio do Pacaembu - São Paulo

Fernanda Feher

ArtSampa @ OCA in São Paulo

Gisela Projects participated at ArtSampa, an art fair happening in São Paulo between March 16-20 @ OCA.
At booth S16, we will feature works by Melissa Dadourian, Sarah Heinemann and Cela Luz.

Melissa Dadourian cria instalações de parede de base têxtil feitas com materiais que ela mesma costurou, tingiu ou tricotou. Seu trabalho mostra como artistas – especialmente mulheres – hoje estão desenvolvendo sua própria linguagem e saindo da abstração tradicional. Entre suas principais ferramentas está uma máquina de tricô vintage de 1978, densa com hastes de metal, painéis, ganchos e engrenagens, misteriosa para os não iniciados e um alegre retorno aos processos mecânicos ao invés dos digitais. Essa máquina é a tinta e os pincéis de Dadourian, que tece composições com fios de cores, gramaturas, texturas e acabamentos variados. A série Soft Geometry é esticada em pregos nos cantos para criar bordas externas irregulares de curvas ao invés de linhas retas.

 

Como num jogo, numa prática, num livro ou numa música, as pinturas de Sarah Heinemann conectam-se entre si, e quando uma pintura é feita, ela informa as anteriores e convida as próximas. Num exercício de aproximar e afastar cores e formas, escondendo e revelando tons, refletindo sobre experiências vividas e imaginadas, suas pinturas funcionam como notas sobre como se relacionar com o mundo a nossa volta. Num momento em que somos forçados a interações cada vez mais digitais, o aspecto tátil das pinturas marca nossa retina. A grade — grid — se abre e sugere uma trama tecida, em que pinceladas soltas parecem mais com um véu ou fios de lã. O exercício de conectar partes transforma as telas num patchwork sensorial que nos pede eternamente para olhar de novo.

 

Em suas pinturas, Cela Luz busca associações entre paisagens, elementos cotidianos e a própria matéria e densidade da pintura a óleo. Sua forma de explorar texturas, transparências e camadas são resultado da constante observação dessas atmosferas. Cor, movimento, espontaneidade e estranhamento permeiam todo seu trabalho, que em alguns momentos sugere que a tinta pode ser também material escultórico.

 

Melissa Dadourian assembles textile-based wall installations made of materials she has sewn, dyed or knit. Her work showcases how artists — specially women — today are creating their own language and stepping out from traditional abstraction. Among her primary tools is a 1978 vintage knitting machine, dense with metal rods, panels, hooks and gears, mysterious to the uninitiated, and a joyous throwback to mechanical over digital processes. This machine is Dadourian’s paint and brushes, as she weaves compositions using threads of varying colors, weights, textures and finishes. The Soft Geometry series is stretched onto nails at their corners to create jagged outer edge of curves and points instead of straight lines.

 

Like a game, like a practice, like a book, like music, Sarah Heinemann’s paintings are connected with each other, and as an artwork gets done it informs the previous and invites the next. In an exercise of bringing shapes and colors together and apart, hiding and revealing shades, reflecting on lived and imagined experiences, her paintings serve as notes on how we can actively relate to the world around us. In a moment when we are forced into more and more digital interactions, the tactility of her paintings are long lasting for the retina. The grid opens up and becomes a suggestion of a woven pattern, where a lose brushstroke may look more like a veil or yarn. The exercise of placing parts together turn the paintings into sensorial patchworks that will forever ask us to look again. 

 

In her paintings, Cela Luz seeks associations between landscapes, everyday elements and the very materiality and density of oil paint. Her way of exploring textures, transparencies and layers are the result of constant observation of these atmospheres. Color, movement, spontaneity and strangeness permeate all her practice, which at times suggests that paint can also be a sculptural material.

Mutual Theft — April 5th, 2022

@ Residency Unlimited 

Featuring Sara Woster & Brian Wiggins 

Interconnected Forces @ Brazilian Consulate in NYC

 

Organized by Gisela Gueiros, Interconnected Forces brings to the consulate a group of Brazilian artists who use nature as a starting point. Inspired by Naturgemälde — a term coined by German explorer Alexander von Humboldt, meaning ‘painting of nature’ and implying a sense of unity or wholeness —, the group show presents rocks in drawings by Gabriel Giucci, camera shaped flowers in sculptures and photographs by André Feliciano, paintings suggesting volcanos and imaginary landscapes by Talita Zaragoza and sculptural compositions referencing mountains, cliffs and canyons by artist and climber Tomaz Capobianco. Artworks like these, that make us reconsider nature, also become an invitation to reflect on nature’s state of emergency. They can help us heed Humboldt’s warning of human–induced climate change and take action.

February 1st — April 1st, 2022

Antes de ser
Organização Gisela Gueiros | Texto Maria Carolina Prado
https://bit.ly/antesdeser

 

A exposição Asas nos Pés dá continuidade à colaboração entre Gisela Gueiros e Janaina Torres, desta vez com novas galerias, todas dirigidas por mulheres. Juntam-se ao projeto Aura, Karla Osorio e OÁ.

 

from 04/12/2021 to 29/01/2022

Possible Disasters

Featuring Ana Bial, Paula Juchem & Cela Luz

October 14th 2021

Polígonos, Pórticos, Matérias e Desejo

Curated by Cadu Gonçalvez

A partnership between Gisela Projects, Janaina Torres Gallery & Jaime Portas Vilaseca Gallery

Featuring Julia da Mota, Renato Rios, Marina Caverzan, Heleno Bernardi, Carolina Martinez & Mano Penalva

São Paulo, at Janaina Torres Gallery, from 10/19 to 10/29

Estranheza Eletrizante at Galeria Lume

Featuring Bianca Kann, Sara Woster & Sarah Heinemann

São Paulo — from 10/16 to 10/26

Projections on the Manhattan Bridge

Alice Quaresma (pictured) and Chiara Banfi during Brasil Summerfest — Music & Arts Festival NYC