October 15 - November 8, 2020
A solo exhibition by Bernardo Vallarino, part of the new Nasher Public initiative.
From the Nasher:
“Inspired by the success of the summer 2020 series Nasher Windows, which safely presented art to the public in the Nasher Sculpture Center’s vestibule while the museum was closed due to the pandemic, Nasher Public will comprise a series of monthly exhibitions, each presenting work by emerging and established artists in a newly constituted gallery space formerly occupied by the Nasher Store (which will reopen in late 2021). The new gallery fronts Flora Street and is directly accessible from the Nasher’s entrance foyer. For the duration of the project, the space will be open to the public free of charge during the museum’s public hours, and viewable through the windows during off hours.
For the first installation of Nasher Public in the Nasher Store gallery, Fort Worth artist Bernardo Vallarino will present an iteration of an ongoing project called Pedacitos de Paz, which combines installation with video and addresses the persistence of violence in our society, on view October 15 – November 8. The central element—hundreds of white ribbons looped in the style of advocacy movements and installed as a pile on a table—speaks to the “thoughts and prayers,” sentiments that often follow such atrocities as mass shootings yet remain empty refrains without concrete actions for change. Several times throughout the duration of the exhibition, the artist will sit at the table within the installation to make these ribbons, a performance the public may witness through the exterior windows of the Nasher building. Inspired by Vallarino’s childhood experiences in Colombia, where he was born, and the US, where his family emigrated in the 1990s, Pedacitos de Paz will continue to grow as a body of work as long as the violent issues that spurred it into being persist.
NASHER PUBLIC IN THE COMMUNITY
The second prong of Nasher Public involves the commissioning of artists living in North Texas to produce works for privately-owned but publicly accessible spaces—building windows and entries, lobbies, plazas, and more. These spaces, which will be found across the length and breadth of the city, will serve as sites for works in a range of materials, representing a variety of approaches to public art and sculpture, by a diverse array of artists. Individual works will be on view for varying periods of time, and new commissions will appear regularly throughout the duration of the initiative.
Initial off-site Nasher Public locations are made possible through partnerships with:
Fountain Place, Goddard Investments, AMLI Fountain Place
Good Space, in the Bishop Arts District
Trammell Crow Center
Tin District at Trinity Groves
The artists commissioned for these and additional sites will be announced on an ongoing basis.”
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