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Fernanda Gomes
ADAA: The Art Show
Park Avenue Armory | Booth D5

Peter Freeman, Inc. presents a group of new works by Fernanda Gomes (b. 1960, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), assembled by the artist specifically for The Art Show. These works challenge the traditional categories of painting and sculpture and blur the boundaries between the material, immaterial, thinking and sensorial perception, always affirming the full autonomy of visual language. This is Fernanda Gomes’s first solo presentation since her 2019 panoramic exhibition at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, and her first with Peter Freeman, Inc., anticipating her inaugural show with the gallery scheduled for September 2022.

Fernanda Gomes’s first show in 1988 was already an experience of an exhibition beyond the mere presentation of works. She treats an exhibition as a work in itself, creating ensembles of autonomous works, made using a wide range of procedures and responding to a diversity of contexts and situations. Her work calls into question the very nature of presence, in movement, space, and time.

Finding beauty and inspiration in the precarious nature of things, she makes artworks either in a traditional artisanal way or constructs objects and bricolages of materials – like wood, glass, natural fibers, and plaster – that she collects from her immediate surroundings at home or where she exhibits her work. She manipulates and combines these elements by painting, tying, joining or simply balancing and positioning them within a given space, lending them new lives and meanings. By choosing to repurpose what already exists, she reflects on consumerism, waste, value, and the idea of economy in a broader sense, as a principle and practice.

Fernanda Gomes’s work is included in the permanent collections of numerous international museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Tate, London. Other solo museum exhibitions include the Vienna Secession (2019); Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2018); Museu da Cidade, Lisboa (2012); Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (2011) and the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2006).

The Art Show opens with a Preview Gala on Wednesday, 3 November. General hours are Thursday and Friday: 12 to 8 pm; Saturday 12 to 7 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm.

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