IMPURE GEOMETRIES: A GREAT LATIN AMERICA’S ART LEGACY
Impure Geometries, by Beta Gallery together with RoFa Projects presents the legacy of Geometric Abstraction in Latin America, established between 1940 and 1970, by showcasing geometry-inspired artwork by contemporary artists from the US and Latin America.
Impure Geometries brings together 6 contemporary Latin American artists, committed to the hybrid language of abstraction of our times based on the most powerful modernist tradition in Latin America. The presence of this tradition and its visual codes evidence the universality of their works.
The presence of Latin American artists in Europe and the influx of European artists into Latin America was key in the rise of geometric abstraction. The exhibition highlights the figure of Julio Le Parc as one of the great forerunners of the 20th century and shows the creation and evolution of abstraction by the new generations of artists in Latin America.
Carlos Raul Villanueva in Caracas was undoubtedly another one of the great forgers of this movement, in which Arp, Leger, Calder, Otero, among others, participated. In 1960 Le Parc created his first Mobile and already in 1966, he won the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale.
Impure Geometries examines contemporary Latin American artists who pay tribute to these great forerunners with their work. Movement and artists in constant reaffirmation and interrogation of the still evolving role of abstraction.
Artists participating: Aldo Chaparro, Cristina Ghetti, Javier Peláez, Julio Le Parc, Lao Gabrielli & Reymond Romero.
Impure Geometries. Collective Latin American artists exhibition.
Until December 30th, 2022.
RoFa Gallery. 361 Main St, Kentlands, Gaithersburg MD 20878, United States.