Opening, Friday, October 12, 6-9 pm
“The Wood, The Coal, and The Paint” is a group show featuring the work of the artists Alejandra Prieto, David Wilson, and Rodrigo Lobos curated by Florencia San Martín.“The Wood, The Coal, and The Paint” investigates the concept of ‘terrain’ and its relation to the gaze, both temporally and spatially. We think of ‘terrain’ in connection with the earth and as a place where the optimal conditions to build something may or may not emerge. That ‘something’ is symbolically introduced in this exhibition through the projection of architectural fantasies –individual and collective desires that lead to the production of cultural objects associated with social, political and economic categories. The works in this show exist in a context that is not limited geographically. However, specific structures can always intervene such spaces, so that the terrain becomes a locality. The works are presented according to the architectural experience that results from the disappearance of their material base. They are divided into two temporalities: that of the terrain before its disappearance, and that of the terrain after it has vanished –or, put differently, desire before and after consummation.
Rodrigo Lobos was born in Viña del Mar, Chile, in 1980. He received his BA from P.U.C. (2006) and he is a current student at Hunter College. He lives and works in New York City.
Alejandra Prieto was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1980. She received her BFA at P.U.C. (2004) and MFA from the University of Chile (2006). She lives and works in Santiago, Chile.
David J. Wilson was born in Melbourne, Australia. He received his BA from the University of Tennessee and his MFA from Hunter College (2012). He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.