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"Visible Forces" by Rodrigo Nava at Peligro Amarilo / Santurce
Nava to present small-scale studies of his expanded forms, a series of collagraph prints and frescos inspired by textures and shapes of vessels and other objects of his home and studio.
By: Peligro Amarillo / Santurce
Early sculptures in Rodrigo Nava's Expansions series were created by hydroforming—
As his work progressed, Nava experimented with alternative methods of shaping "hard" sculptures, eventually settling on combustible gas. The resulting shapes created from these forays into combustibles are reminiscent of animal skins, canteens, pillows and toy inflatable tops.
"While the objects remain robust, muscular, and strong, the slight softening of their outlines creates a new dynamic in interpretation,"
At Peligro Amarillo, Nava will present small-scale studies of his expanded forms, a series of collagraph prints and frescos inspired by textures and shapes of vessels and other objects of his home and studio. Nava sees the collagraphs "as much a part of my oeuvre as the sculptures themselves" and values both their relic-like qualities of uncertainty and imperfection as remnants of his processes and experiences and the sculptural qualities of way the collagraph plate is prepared.
The opening reception for Visible Forces is Saturday, August 13, from 7PM – 10PM. The exhibition will conclude at the end of September. This is Nava's first solo exhibition at Peligro Amarillo / Santurce. Most recently, he presented sculptures at Yellow Peril in 2012 and ArtHamptons 2015 in Easthampton, NY.
About Rodrigo Nava
RODRIGO NAVA (b. 1978, Mexico City) is a Mexican/American Artist whose sculpture explores the relationship between material and process. His work can be found in private and public collections throughout the country and abroad. A Collection of his work is currently on view at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Nava maintains a residence in Putney, VT where he is the head of the sculpture program at The Putney School. He regularly frequents New York City to gain new inspiration and continues his exploration of process-oriented art using steel and explosive-forming techniques. He is represented by Yellow Peril Gallery, RI. For more info about Rodrigo Nava, visit rodrigonava.com.
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