In Advance of a Storm (for Luis and Antonia) (for A and L) (for parents) (for two) Launch Party

April 10, 2019

Join us for the launch of Gabriela Salazar’s In Advance of a Storm (for Luis and Antonia) (for A and L) (for parents) (for two) at Printed Matter St Marks on April 10 at 5:30pm. Salazar will be curating a table of books with related themes and content from Printed Matter’s catalogue and archive. Join us for drinks, conversation, and book signing!

Gabriela Salazar’s In Advance of a Storm (for Luis and Antonia) (for A and L) (for parents) (for two) was constructed in the summer of 2014 as The Lighthouse Work’s first sponsored public art work. The structures of In Advance of a Storm were located on two found platforms on Fishers Island, NY, and were each based on a cube, reconfigured to create a room. These rooms, and their contents, realized descriptions made by the artists’ architect parents in playing the Cube Game, a pop-psychology visualization. In this game, you are asked to respond to a set of prompts and describe the relationships and feelings associated with each. Your descriptions reveal insights to the inner mind and spirit.

This publication contains photographic documentation of In Advance of a Storm, the original interviews between Salazar and her parents Luis and Antonia, and essays by architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, sculptor Amy Brener, and photographer Lucas Blalock. The covers are silkscreened by the artist and 50 of the books are a special edition that include a hand-letterpress card from the day of the opening.

Gabriela Salazar (b. 1981, New York, NY) earned an MFA from RISD (2009), BFA from Yale University (2003), and participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2011). Solo shows include Eye of Palm at Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago; My Lands are Islands at NURTUREArt, Brooklyn; and In Advance of a Storm (for two) (for parents) (for Luis and Antonia) (for L and A), The Lighthouse Works’ Public Art Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY. She has been included in group exhibitions at The Queens Museum, Storm King Art Center, The Drawing Center, Abrons Art Center, and El Museo del Barrio; and has been in residence with Open Sessions, The Drawing Center; Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Yaddo, and MacDowell. Salazar lives, works, and teaches in NYC.