The gallery is extremely pleased to announce its fourth solo exhibition with Ernesto Neto, an ambitious exploration of form, material, scale and physical interaction entitled ‘The silent cliff: the gate, the house, the garden, the people.’ Opening March 22, Neto constructs an elaborate sequence of sculptural environments with each room functioning as a spatial metaphor: entrance, architectural structure, landscape, and the figure. Presenting sculpture as sensual experience, Neto positions the visitor as a sensitive organism moving through a universe of his construction. Representing a dramatic departure from the surreal Utopian vision of transparency and sensuality that Neto has put forth in previous installations, Neto presents a new environment carved with a brutality and opacity.
The work is a trip, the road is an odyssey- what basis can we use now to contruct the ideal world. We are only now even more aware than ever, at the new millenium how far we are from a better civilization.
The drawing is a road, cut by the artist with a blade...
The transparency – dreamlike environment has moved to the movmen construction/production, division of the body... the delicate and elegant... had become brutal...
Tension and equilibrium still effect – skin surface still essential, but the result is more fixed... the result, or trace or mark of the moment of cut
---- a sequence of moments, searched for the utopian – sympathy of community and natrue more sensuality and feminine – less perverse and fake
see with eyes closed
the cut is done, committed, no turning back – equation of mathematics and hisotr