os objectos e as paisagens
The Characters, The Objects and The Landscapes
, May 20 –
Jun 24, 2006
Pedro Cera Gallery is pleased to announce Catarina Leitão's
solo exhibition Os personagens, os objectos
e as paisagens
(The Characters, The Objects and The Landscapes).
In four groups of drawings--Objects, landscapes, characters and objects,
characters and landscapes-- Catarina Leitão continues studying
the relationships of submission and dependency that exist between
man and nature. Like in her previous series Tamed Nature (2002) and
Survival Systems (2003), this New York-based artist (b.1070) created
an iconography of essentials informed by the need for safety and comfort
that the interaction with nature requires, calling her elements artificial
or constructed nature.
In "The Characters, the Objects and the Landscapes", Catarina
Leitão investigates the dialog between the characters themselves
and nature, converting them into mutant individuals, who perform within
a concrete landscape. With this new body of work, Catarina Leitão
continues to develop the elements and topics found in her previous
Catarina Leitão lives and works New York. Her recent shows
include Greater New York at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 2005. Recent
Solo exhibitions: Natural Selection at Michael Steinberg Fine Art,
2005,New York; Drawings, 2004, Pedro Cera Gallery and Tamed Nature,
at Modern Art Center- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2002 in Lisbon.
Recent Group exhibitions: Socrates Sculpture Park, 2004, New York;Densidade
Relativa, Museum C. Gulbenkian Foundation 2005, Lisbon, and Pontevedra
Biennial Al principio era el viaje, 2004.