April 28 - July 2, 2022
From Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino:
“Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition Sebastián Gordín: On a Day Like Today… The exhibition will feature new abstract works by Gordín [b. 1969, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Lives in Buenos Aires] made of dyed veneer, plywood, and copper and is accompanied by a curatorial text written by Adriana Lauria, professor and researcher of 20th and 21st century Argentine Art History at the University of Buenos Aires. Join us for an opening reception with the artist on Thursday, April 28 from 6-8pm.
As Lauria explains, “A spin-off from a huge series of marquetry works that Sebastián began creating in 2006, in which he recreates the covers of popular illustrated publications, also known as pulp magazines, specialized in fantasy (a genre that combines science fiction, horror and suspense), his current work benefits from his experience with the qualities and ways of working with wood veneers, such as enriching their chromatic variety with the use of dyes.
This has been a long journey of technical experimentation for Gordín who enjoys finding ways to illustrate stories that obsess him but which, in this case, are presented not only as a medium but also as a generator of unexpected images. As he put it, the processes and tests carried out in this series created ‘this abstraction machine,’ with gears designed, built, and set in motion by his own hands, benefiting from a dialectic between the properties of the materials, the capacities of the tools, the contingencies of the work and the contemplation of the constantly transforming results.”
Gordín’s work is included in the collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bahía Blanca, Bahía Blanca, Argentina; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain; Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Rio de Janeiro Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, among others.”
Reception: April 28, 2022 | 6–8 pm
1506 West Alabama
Houston, 77098 TX
(713) 529-1313Get directions