LUCIANA BRITO GALLERY
MAY 11 2016 - JAN 12 2016
Geraldo de Barros was a prolific artist, moving between painting, photography and furniture design. The Geraldo Industrial exhibition aims to bring the public closer to his rich work process, showing a refined selection of paintings, photographs and furniture - all signed by Geraldo de Barros - the multiple character of the artist who was one of the precursors of concrete art in Brazil.
The exhibition featured iconic works by Geraldo de Barros, including a set of plans that are part of the Dice Games series, which were shown for the first time at the 1986 Venice Biennale and belonging to the collection of the Museum of Visual Arts at Unicamp, in Campinas. Moreover preparatory drawings related to the works he carried out in the 1980s which make up the Inhotim collection was also be shown, in addition, a room in the gallery was reconstructed and displayed furniture by the artist, from his years as a manufacturer at Unilabor (1954 -1967) and HObJEto (1964 - 1989).
"The Geraldo Industrial exhibition aims to bring the public closer to his rich work process, showing a refined selection of paintings, photographs and furniture"
In the gallery's annex, ten unpublished serigraphs (72 x 72 cm) were shown, edited retrospectively for exhibition. The serigraphs summarized the thinking of Geraldo de Barros in the development of the series Dice games.
It was by bringing art into everyday life, either through furniture or through the use of a typically industrial production method in the making of formulas or even in his photographs, in which Geraldo fulfilled the intention of socializing art. More than allowing a walk through its trajectory, the Geraldo Industrial exhibition allowed, through a bold selection of works, that the audience got in touch with this artist's intentions.