PEANA Projects invites you to a salon talk / closing reception of A False Horizon: Art from Latin America on Thursday, September 3rd 7-9 PM at 132 W 18th in NYC.
Join us for a glass of wine and a conversation with several of the participating artists who will talk about their process and answer any questions you might have.
A False Horizon: Art from Latin America offers a nuanced understanding of lines, plane, and space. The group exhibition consists of sculptures, drawings, and mixed-media prints that gravitate towards simple aesthetics and a sense of calculated control. The artists in the exhibition grapple with practical methods of creation, particularly exposing labor and demystifying the artistic process. By dipping into this rich aesthetic tradition, the artists featured in the exhibition find unadulterated forms natural to their own time: pure and simple.
Participating artists include: Karian Amaya, Silvina Arismendi, Adrian S. Bará, Aldo Chaparro, Alberto López, Mario Navarro, Saúl Sánchez, Pier Stockholm, Vargas-Suarez Universal, and Alexis Zambrano. Latin American Art of the mid-20th century thrived off artists who successfully advanced previous strains of geometric abstraction. Artists used modular forms and structures, or carefully conjoined simple planes and lines, in an effort to promote a utopian, democratic society. The rise of non-hierarchical geometric abstraction in a totalitarian Latin American climate, rife with regional tumult, lends the simple forms and modules special political and historical importance.
About the artist
PEANA is a new project whose mission is to advance the social and cultural awareness of Latin American and Spanish contemporary art internationally as well as to help international artists gain exposure in the Latin American market through salons, exhibitions, and installations.