Boarding Pass, Galeria 90 Arte Contemporáneo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006
Boarding Pass, ticket shipping, Baires/Rio-Rio/Baires: traces of a sail in the air, on water real, true.
In the show, serigraphy is always present but in an unconventional way.
Printed cotton papers are three-dimensional works in transparent boxes. And cut letters made with rests of the frames. In the old TV, a looping video shows the artist’s Studio. A false reproduction, imitation of an archaeological museum that questions the reproductive effects of screen printing and underlines its versatile character. In the other room, the open book: photographic prints presented in an enigmatic script. Hanging transparencies seem to reflect and distort the images around. Images turn, are reduced, expand and adapt in their forms to the heat and humidity of the city, constantly changing, constantly moving until the last day of the show.
“For work described as serigraphs, works can cause some surprise the viewer/spectator. A serigraphy that not seem so, the technique that only exists to can not take note of that. Of course, the ultimate goal of each technique, but we tend to forget.”
Reynaldo Roels Jr.*, curator
*Reynaldo Roels was also curator of the MAM of Rio de Janeiro from 2007 to 2009, director of the school of Arts Visuales of Parque Lage in Rio and art critic. (Brazil)