The exhibition includes almost 100 works by the German-born Venezuelan artist known as Gego (1912—1994) and on loan from public and private collections in the United States and from the Fundación Gego collection, housed at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition contains pieces created between 1950 and 1980, a crucial stage in Gego’s artistic production; the work ranges from her first series of monotypes to her paperless drawings, weavings and three dimensional constructions from the late ´70s and ´80s. Inks, aquatints, lithographs, monotypes, watercolors and her most famous series of paperless drawings, lines and spheres –all wire constructions that she began to produce in the 60s- will be part of this anthology.
Gego was an artist who used simple materials to recall emotions, to express ideas, and to communicate ideals. On one level, her respect for the qualities of paper, wire, ink, and graphite gives her art the feeling of a handicraft. In the exhibition Gego, Between Transparency and the Invisible, the artist’s ideas about space and light as objects unto themselves are explored in depth suggesting a mysterious and unachievable world.
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