PhxArt After Hours: Stories of Abstraction & Elemental

May 14, 2020, 6pm

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About the Exhibitions: 

Teresita Fernández: Elemental is the first major traveling exhibiiton and first mid-career survey of works by contemporary artist Teresita Fernández, considered one of the most innovative artists of her generation. Co-organized with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the retrospective showcases more than 50 large-scale scultprues, installations, and mixed-media wall works created by Fernández over two decades, offering Arizona audiences the opportunity to experience her evocative creations that reinterpret the relationships between nature, history, and identity. Her recent body of work contrasts the sublime nature of traditional landscapes with the current politically charged climate of the United States and addresses social issues such as the challenges of democracy. 

Stories of Abstraction: Contemporary Latin American Art offers the diverse Phoenix community the opportunity to learn about the many contributions of Latin American artists to contemporary abstraction, and will feature major works by artists recognized as the pioneers of their generation. The collection features artists from Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay, while also fundamentally fortifying the Museum's collection of Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian, and Venezuelan art. 

Image credit: Teresita Fernández, Blind Blue Landscape (detail), 2009. Glass with silvering; 118.11 x 826.77 in. Commissioned by the Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan. Photo: Noboru Morikawa. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul.

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