Curator Yohanna M. Roa
Galería Sector Reforma Arte Contemporáneo/ Guadalajara Jalisco – 2007
Felipe Manzano (México), Carlos Lara (México), Pilar Cortez Núñez (México),
César Rangel (México), Mónica Espinoza (México), Daniela Juárez (México),
Carlos Altamirano (México), Rodrigo Hernández (México), César Córdoba (México), Javier Carmona (México), Iván Áviles (México), Silvia Barbescu (Rumania), Mabel Larrechard (Argentina), Dax Morrison (Canada), Ossian Theselius (Suecia), Tamara de Laval (Suecia), Christian Santana Prinz (Alemania), Noriaky Hayashi (Japón), Luis Ricaurte (Colombia), Yohanna M. Roa (Colombia), Saúl Gómez Jiménez (México), Leticia Barradas (México)
The View exhibition is conceived from the image of a tower like those seen frequently in ancient China. From these towers a wide perspective of the environment was covered, in the same way that a tower located in the highest part of the landscape was visible from afar.
The set of 21 works that make up the exhibition also presents a double connotation, two scenarios: one of the places in the environment in which artists are stopping their gaze, from skies like Daniela Juárez’s work to dumps in the case of “the Landscape of Art ”by Rodrigo Hernández: The other panorama is the possibility that each artist offers us to understand the cultural differences marked by the environment to which each one belongs, the exhibition has works by artists of seven nationalities including emigrated artists.
Although all the works present a relationship with the physical environment, that is to say with the landscape, we can identify in it five groups 1. Landscapes: “immensity” painting by Pilar Cortez, “Cerros de la estrella” Transfer photocopy of Cesar Rangel, “Love Song” digital drawing of Mónica Espinoza and two landscapes that unlike those mentioned above that find a look of pleasure, they see in the deteriorating environment: “Landscape with garbage” painting by Daniela Juárez, “the landscape of art” cut Photo by Rodrigo Hernández, Guacala de Saúl Gómez 2. Landscapes that, due to their treatment, pose a temporary relationship with the landscape: digital print of Dax Morrison, “Kamure-mushi, Kakushi-Mushi”, cyanotypes of Noriaky Hayashi, video of Ivan Aviles, “ Tours ”video installation by Yohanna M. Roa. 3. Human actions: “Urban Forest” by Javier Carmona, “Añoranza” video by Carlos Altamirano, “Diana” Cesar Córdoba 4. Works that refer to detail, the expansion of small areas or the reverse process, the reduction of large areas, paintings by Cristian Santana, Lookumi video by Luis Ricaurte, Carlos Lara photographs and disoriented painting by Tamara 2. Landscape derivations: “permanence”, enamel by Silvia Barbescu, “La Via de la Sale” graphite on paper by Mabel Larrechard.