Frontspace: Timicho

16 Nov 2019 - 26 Jan 2020

In the Frontspace Dürst Britt & Mayhew is proud to present Timicho, an exhibition by Mexican artist Alejandra Venegas.

Venegas’ work bears witness to an intense relationship with landscape, a contemporary dissolution of the barriers between culture and nature, figurative and abstract representation. Based in the mountains on the outskirts of Mexico City, Venegas establishes a dialogue with the traditional Chinese painting style Shan sui, that literally means ‘mountain’ and ‘water’, through an intuitive and spontaneous practice, imbued with the dynamism and bright palette of Mexican modern art. Intense colour and simple geometry: rivers and mountains, waterfalls and creeks, clouds and planets create serene and vivacious landscapes. Working with gouache and wax on carved native woods like ahuehuete, ciricote, huanacaxtle Venegas’ works in this exhibition delicately hover on the boundaries between drawing, painting and sculpture.

Alejandra Venegas Geffroy (1986, Mexico City) studied Visual and Plastic Arts at La Esmeralda in Mexico City. Recent solo exhibitions include “Cavar estanques y amontonar montañas” at Casa Santa Maria de Fundación Casa Wabi. Recent group exhibitions include “Luego, la forma” at Galeria GAM in Mexico City, “Quality Time” at Proxyco Gallery in New York, “Fuera de los muros entre los cuerpo” at Casa de la Cultura San Rafael in Mexico City, ”Courage! Near infra red” curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas at Galeria Rinomina in Paris and “Hacer una isla” with BWSMX at Ruberta in Los Angeles. In 2018 Venegas was a resident artist at Casa Wabi in Oaxaca. In 2014 she was selected for the XVI Biennial Rufino Tamayo and in 2016 for the Biennial UNAM of Visual Arts. In 2013 and 2015 she received the FONCA Jóvenes Creadores scholarship.



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