Centre international d'art et du paysage

Fernanda Gomes

20 Oct 2013 - 05 Jan 2014

20 October 2013 - 5 January 2014

For her first solo show in a French institution, Brazilian artist Fernanda Gomes has created a series of works from her direct experience of the venue and its resources. She has produced these works, with her habitual economy of means, on the island, using wooden materials and objects found in the region. After partially painting them or modifying them she has arranged them according to an invisible system that introduces new rhythms into the building.

From this balance of materials in deliberately reduced colours, tiny everyday objects stand out in places, inviting us to come closer and observe their presence in the space. Each added element is a concrete revelation of the void that it creates, of the light, and of the movements of our bodies passing through the space.

Fernanda Gomes’s work is in a modernist tradition which envisages modernity in its essence. It is a whole life-imbued project in which ethics and aesthetics play an integral part. It has its source in movements as diverse as Suprematism and Constructivism, Brazilian Neo-Concretism, Arte Povera, and Conceptual Art. It is firmly rooted in the real, in both the way it is constructed and the way it is perceived.

The Vassivière exhibition offers visitors the chance to take the time needed for a full, individual experience.

Fernanda Gomes, born 1960. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Her work has been shown in many biennales: São Paulo (2012 and 1994), Venice (2003), Sidney (1998), Istanbul (2013 and 1995), Rennes (2012). It is represented, inter alia, in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Tate Gallery, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro and the Museu Serralves, Porto, for which she created a permanent sculpture in the garden.

In France her work has been presented at the Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris (2012) and in group exhibitions: "Champ d’expériences", Centre international d’art et du paysage, Vassivière island (2012); "In Which the Wind is also a Protagonist", La Générale, Sèvres (2010); "Da Adversidade Vivemos", the Museum of Modern Art, Paris (2001); and "Côte à Côte" at the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux (2001).

Fernanda Gomes's work is represented by the following galleries:
Luisa Strina, São Paolo: http://www.galerialuisastrina.com.br
Alison Jacques, London: http://www.alisonjacquesgallery.com
Emmanuel Hervé, Paris: http://emmanuelherve.com
Graça Brandão, Lisbon: http://www.galeriagracabrandao.com

Tags: Fernanda Gomes