GRACIELA HASPER’S GEOMETRIC EXPLORATIONS
Dot Fiftyone presented The resonance of dreams, Graciela Hasper’s second show at the gallery. It comprises a selection of new works that include paintings, watercolors, ceramics, and site-specific installations.
Graciela Hasper’s recent paintings emphasize the reflective process within the geometric system (from the modern avant-garde to the contemporary neo-geometric movements); each piece is supposed to display a unique formal relation, always from the paradox of an objective painting that is both emotional in its perception as well as playful. The specific dimension of color is set in a well-balanced manner, leaving out any hint of violent gesturing to favor chromatic subtlety at the points of contact between shapes, among which the curved ones prevail. It is the reclaiming of a clear and jubilant art that accepts universality, but without losing the connection with the regional genealogy of the expansion of painting in space or with the appeal to a viewer's senses. From then on, it will not abandon the mystical framework or the angst before the absolute, which is one of the sensitive sources of abstraction.
Simultaneously with her paintings and installations, Hasper has also worked in ceramics in recent years. Some of those pieces can be associated with the geometrical and precarious shapes found in her watercolors, isolated in their volumes. Perhaps, the musicality of color in them — a feature of her aesthetic tenet — acquires the resonance of dreams that brings about the return to the origins of civilization.
Graciela Hasper's works are represented in several significant art collections, including Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC), New York City, USA; The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection of Latin American Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bahía Blanca (MAC), Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA), Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Argentina; Museo Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino, Rosario, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH); Telefónica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2023 Graciela Hasper was appointed by Houston Moca on behalf of Bush Intercontinental Airport for Houston, TX by the city's Civic Art Program and Houston Art Alliance to create a site-specific installation for the new terminal of the Houston International Airport.
The resonance of dreams. Solo exhibition by Graciela Hasper.
Until May 10th, 2023.
Dot Fiftyone. 7275 NE 4th Ave #101, Miami, FL 33138, United States.