February 13 - March 27, 2021
From the gallery:
“Anya Tish Gallery is excited to introduce Mexico City-born, Houston-based artist, Veronica Ibargüengoitia in her inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, Fractured Light. Sharing the gallery space with Ibargüengoitia is Polish painter Paweł Dutkiewicz with four new paintings from his ongoing series Afterimage.
Veronica Ibargüengoitia works in oil on canvas in both, two and three dimensional formats. Her paintings and objects are inspired by photographs of windows she collects from around the globe, and considers as views from a private space to the outside world. By reducing the image to lines and angles the artists creates images of architectural spaces that connect the physical world to the nonphysical. Ibargüengoitia’s large-format paintings unfold in layers, which she imagines the viewer entering, step by step, finding pleasure in the conundrum behind each geometric form, while the three dimensional works create an illusionary space that projects from the wall with sharp angles and hidden spaces, unfolding and beckoning the viewer to discover what is behind each abstract corner. “My interest is the interaction of the image with the built-out form to render both illusionary and actual space. I want the work to be seen by the viewer from several angles, freeing the form to shift according to one’s position to the object. Shadows are suggested by the geometric depth and at times the painted illusion of perspective hence creating ambiguity to the spatial relations within the piece.” -Veronica Ibargüengoitia, 2020
Born in Mexico City, Veronica Ibargüengoitia currently lives and works in Houston, TX. Ibargüengoitia was part of the Glassell School of Arts fellow Block XX program of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and is a recipient of the 2020 Houston Artadia Fellows Award. Ibargüengoitia holds a Certificate in Painting and Sculpture from the Glassell School of Arts MFAH, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design by Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous juried exhibitions, and can be found in private and corporate collections in Texas and Mexico. Ibargüengoitia is a member of the Visual Arts Alliance and the Latin American Women Artists in Houston where she serves on the board.”
On View: February 13, 2021 | 1–5 pm
Houston, 77006 TX