Atmospheric Meditations. Before Present (338 U-710 U)
July 27, 2017
Atmospheric Meditations. Before Present (338 U-710 U) gathers a series of drawings developed in the course of two years in which Spanish-born artist Laura F. Gibellini reflects upon the possibilities of rendering the atmospheric conditions of a given site visible.
Join us for a launch event, featuring a discussion between Gibellini and fellow artists Heather Schatz and Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, focusing on some of the ideas behind the book: What are the possibilities for visualizing the atmospheric conditions of a given site and depicting the basic elements of life (air & water) through the minimal elements of representation? How can art bring about that which does not yet exist?
“The images generated by these fleeting landscapes, these landscapes in flux, resist any understanding of their most basic nature: however, this difficulty has only strengthened Laura F. Gibellini’s resolve to unpick them carefully, over the course of the last few years. There is also something fundamental, essential about the materials she uses: a humble palette, a collection of points that refuse to decide whether they are clouds or rocks, or lines that are washing lines, and then seem to form maps, and then shift into the fine diagonal lines of the wind.” — Beatriz Alonso
The book is co-published in two editions in the U.S. and Spain (one in English, the other in Spanish).
Laura F. Gibellini is a process-based artist working between Madrid and NYC. She teaches in the MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts I SVA in NYC and at TAI in Madrid.