Edgard de Souza, who has corporeality as a constant in his work, presents two new series at Galeria Luisa Strina, five years after his last solo show. The opening takes place on April 27, Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. The artist will occupy all floors of the gallery.
In “The False Stains” the artist presents two-dimensional pieces made of trimmed and glued cowhide, which simulate real coat but with artificial patterns. The idea is to simulate the pigmentation of animal hair when genetically manipulated, resulting in graphic, geometric, almost die-pressed patterns.
The second series consists of furniture (tables), which, tired of eternal servitude, were set in motion, becoming dysfunctional. Edgard rescues the theme he introduced in the late 1980s, when he produced equally androgynous furniture. As Lisette Lagnado wrote at the time, Edgard “carved chairs or wooden benches, which obviously would not be used as such… To, early on, explore the bizarre way of putting ‘anything’ on four feet. They end up becoming a ‘being’, with back and flanks; looking at them as animals would not be at all flawed.” The opening of the exhibition takes place on April 27 at 7 pm at Galeria Luisa Strina: Rua Oscar Freire, 502, São Paulo.
Opening: April 27, Tuesday, at 7 pm | Exhibition: from 28/04 to 22/05 | Visiting hours (the same ones of the gallery): Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm | Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm