Fiftyone Gallery is pleased to present Proximities,
the first exhibition of Argentine artist Graciela Hasper in
Miami, on view from September 25 to November 25, 2018.
show will include a new body of paintings and watercolors works that
demonstrate her continued research on abstraction and geometry,
subjects on which she has been working since the nineties.
this exhibition, each of Graciela Hasper's works has its particular
rules: over layered rectangles, curves, circles and squares establish
their own system and become a platform for the celebration of color.
So pure as such found in a children’s marker box, a palette of
bright and shiny colors coexist harmonically within the same space.
As curator Verónica Flom explains: “The
paintings have the double quality of being both overpowering and
subtle, like the wave of the sea that shapes the rock. The
watercolors, on the other hand, are more intimate, and it is perhaps
that intimacy that allows Hasper a greater degree of freedom. If in
the paintings the contours seem perfect to us, almost digital, in the
watercolors they become watery and even fragile.”
Hasper (b. 1966, Buenos Aires) was the subject of the survey
curated by Victoria Noorthoorn at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos
Aires (2013). Her most recent works have expanded to a larger scale,
such as the site-specific pieces, Nudo
de Autopista(2013), Notas
de Luz(2016), both in Buenos Aires, and the mural for the Faena Forum, in
Miami Beach (2016). She had solo shows at Sicardi Gallery, Houston;
Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires; and Annina Nosei Gallery, New York. Her
works have been featured in prominent group exhibitions at Maison
Rouge, Paris; The Blanton Museum, Austin; and Americas Society, New
York, among others. Hasper’s works are represented in several major
collections including The Museum Fine Arts Houston; Fundación
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation;
MALBA, Buenos Aires; Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Museo Arte
Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de
Madrid, Spain; Jorge Pérez Collection; Alan Faena Collection; Carlos
and Rosa de la Cruz Collection; Deutsche Bank Collection; and César
Flom received an M.A. in Museum Studies at New York University. She
worked as Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator of Visual Arts
at Americas Society, New York, and previously at the Art Department
of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. She co-authored the
Wojnarowicz and Luis Frangella in Argentina(2017) with Ian Erickson-Kery.
Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m., Faena Forum hosted a talk with artist
Graciela Hasper, Zoe Luckov (Director of Exhibitions, Faena Art),
Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna (Art Director, Related Group) and
Flom (Curator, Dot Fiftyone Gallery).