LUISA LAMBRI Abertura: 26 de Maio, 2009 19:00hs PerÌodo: De 26 de Maio a 24 de Julho, 2009 Local: Galeria Luisa Strina Rua Oscar Freire, 502 Horários da Galeria: Segunda a Sexta: 10:00 – 19:00hs Sábados: 10:00 – 17:00hs From May 26th until July 24th 209, Galeria Luisa Strina presents a solo exhibition by the Italian photographer Luisa Lambri in the first and third floor of the gallery. The works included in this exhibition use photography to redefine the ways in which we physically and mentally experience architectural space.
Lambriís photographs portray buildings designed by iconic architects of the 20th Century; this exhibition features images of structures in Spain and Portugal by ¡lvaro Siza. The treatment of the images is inspired by modern architects and artists whose works Lambri has been exposed to throughout her life. This exhibition takes a cue from Lucio Fontanaís Manifesto Bianco (White Manifesto) of 1946, where he announced his goals for a ìspatialistî art, one that could engage technology to achieve an expression of the fourth dimension, thus melding the categories of architecture, sculpture, and painting into a new aesthetic idiom.
The use of light and its effect on our experience of time and space of profound concern in all of Lambriís work and also takes central stage in this new group of photographs. The artist strives to represent the individualís emotional encounter with architecture through a subtle manipulation of the light, shadow and color of the original image. The resulting images are not an objective documentation of the structures, but rather a poetic representation of the buildingsí emotional and spatial qualities. The work fulfills its ultimate purpose when it is installed and adapted to a new space; often presented in sequence the distinctions from one image to the other are subtle. The placement of each image in proximity to the surrounding architecture and the other works in the room is carefully considered. Minute changes from one image to the next become clear and the relationship between the viewer, the object and the space itself is takes on a greater emphasis.
Luisa Lambri lives and works in Milan, Italy. Her work has been included in two Venice Biennials (1999 and 2003), at the Liverpool Biennial (2008) and at the: Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and an upcoming solo show is scheduled at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. The works in this exhibition have been commissioned by Fundacion Rac, Pontevedra. This will be the Lambriís second solo show at Galeira Luisa Strina.
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