Kavi Gupta

Angelina Gualdoni

27 Mar - 09 May 2009

© Angelina Gualdoni
Given Ground, We Build it Everyday
acrylic and oil on canvas
42" x 36"
"Proposals for Remnants"

Mar 27 – May 9, 2009

Kavi Gupta is pleased to present our third solo exhibition by New York based painter Angelina Gualdoni.
Angelina Gualdoni’s subject matter has been focused on modern ruins such as abandoned strip malls, decaying corporate high-rises, and housing projects in various states of demolition. As Gualdoni’s work became more anonymous, buildings and neglected social spaces were depicted overgrown with graffiti, weeds and rubble emphasizing how these spaces remained far from lifeless. Often a recurring ethereal light seeped through cracked ceiling boards and broken skylights and piles of debris began to have a life of their own.
Gualdoni’s latest series of paintings depict groupings and configurations of this detritus allowing room for exploration with paint, surface and abstraction. These "Proposals for Remnants" mold shapes and ephemera, and uses them as the basis for invented constructions. Pilings hint to the architectural and optimistic influences of Buckminster Fuller and humble sculptural paper assemblages represent liminal spaces between the abstract and the representational. These paintings, while less specific to current architectural conditions, are more representative of a subjective emotional and psychological read and offer a connection to our current conditions that call for making-do with what is at hand.
Angelina Gualdoni (b. 1975, San Francisco, CA) lives and works in New York.
Solo exhibitions include Currents: 100 at the St. Louis Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany. Selected group exhibitions include shows at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT), Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY), Ulrich Museum of Art, (Wichita, KS) and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS). Gualdoni’s paintings are in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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