Please join us at HSF by Montrasioarte for the opening of the twin shows featuring artists in residence,
Avital Cnaani (sculpture, Israel) and Fumitaka Kudo (drawing, Japan).
Curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci, the show presents works achieved
by the two artists during their stay in New York (March – June 2010).
June 3rd, 6.00-9.00 pm
June 4 – 24, 2010
HSF by Montrasioarte
128W 121st street
Subway 2, 3 to 116th street
646 542 9986
Avital Cnaani explores a territory between body and geography
through works that merge the boundaries of drawing and sculpture.
Geographic and anatomic sites are evoked such as caves, mountains,
hair or ears, through metonymic and ambiguous allusions.
At HSF, she presents a series of drawings and three site-specific sculptures.
Her drawings are deeply plastic, tectonic. The fragile sculptures feel like spatial drawings
which link the architectural container of the exhibition-space’s walls and ceilings to the
contained space where you are standing and the air that you are breathing. Their link is
the bodily space of sensation stimulated through the use of a diversity of materials and textures.
When fish fossils found on mountains were believed to be
evidence for the Biblical Flood, Leonardo da Vinci proposed that
they were actually remains of organisms that had lived before
mountains were raised. A theory very close to that of modern paleontology.
During the last three months at HSF, Fumitaka Kudo drew a series of small and large scale
works on paper with the painstakingly technique of Leonardo’s drawings.
But his studies are visualizing with scientific precision large, impossible creatures, which could have
only swum in the depths of Flood’s waters. The intricate web of signs that compose the fish’s epidermis
is the product of a repetitive gesture and constitute a diagram of manual fatigue. The little, inexpressive eye is
the only opening through this crust.