March 23 - May 11, 2023
From Sicardi Ayers Bacino:
“Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition Shifting Grounds, our first solo exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artist Rodrigo Facundo [b. 1958, Colombia], in our upstairs project room. The exhibition features a selection of paintings and watercolors that represent Facundo’s technical mastery of the mediums and his conceptual finesse in creating complex paradisal visions of nature and humanity that artfully weave together conflicting images within the realm of fantastic beauty. A text written by independent curator María Iovino accompanies the exhibition.
Join us for an opening reception with the artist on Thursday, March 23 from 6-8pm.
As Iovino writes, “With a stunning naturalness, the delicate images in Shifting Grounds, aided by a remarkable mastery of drawing, painting and miniatures, weave together what is attractive and what is undesirable, what could be called harmonious and what is evidently not, and what is artificial and what is original, as well. There are no definitive statements or judgments in these works. The dissonance within them is inalterably discovered in the subtlety of the images, in such a way that the clash with the uproar and the discrepancies occurs in the realm of the beautiful without interrupting the continuities or flow of events, thus increasing the bewildering nature of the work.
In each painting and with a serene voice, Rodrigo Facundo offers an access into the complexity of the world of which we are all a part, with all our ideological constructs, in microscopic and macroscopic proportions at the same time. Thus, in a single encounter, the artist reveals the difficulty involved in making an entirely truthful or unquestionable reading of reality, while clarifying the dominance of editing for vision, for narration and for interpretation. Each work pays tribute to nature and the ability of beings, especially humans, to create, transform and to perpetuate themselves but warns in very different ways how this happens thoughtlessly and voraciously and, at the same time, with innumerable corrosive consequences. That announcement, expressed among the proliferation of represented beauty and the evidence of the power of expression possessed by an artist who dominates artistic expression, is profoundly moving.”
Facundo’s work is included in renowned public and private collections in Colombia, Latin America, and Europe, including the Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia; the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Colombia; the Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia; the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (CPPC), Caracas, Venezuela and New York City, New York, USA; and Brondesbury Holdings, Caracas, Venezuela.”
Reception: March 23, 2023 | 6–8 pm
1506 West Alabama
Houston, 77098 TX
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