VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
Eduardo Terranova: 'Disappeared and Vanished'
February 6 - February 27, 2010
Eduardo Terranova is an artist and practicing architect living in New York City. He was born in Colombia, a country that has undergone over a sixty-year period of internecine war.
In 2006, Terranova began a series of paintings memorializing the collective memory of the disappeared. In these works, he starts puncturing, slashing, scoring and otherwise mutilating the painting surface. His canvases penetrated by light, shine and reveal former wounds, mutilations and tracing to be healed, to be heard.
He employs coffee and wine as pigments in a diluted manner, creating a "stain" effect that may imply a former existence, erasures or disappeared signatures. Through his contact with his culture, its past, its ruins and ashes, Terranova's works are a unique voice embracing and forming a collective memory.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 6:00pm-9:00pm