THE MISSION Presents: Justificaciòn a priori

Apr 13, 2012

THE MISSION is pleased to present Justificaciòn a priori, an exhibition comprised of nine new objects and drawings by Argentine artist Gustavo Dìaz. In his first solo exhibition in the United States, Dìaz attempts to reconcile the two unique schools of thought to which he subscribes, those of art and science. His diverse educational background which includes studies in scientific research, philosophy, sculpture, music, architecture and design has encouraged this theoretical and intellectual approach to art making.

The work of Gustavo Diaz sits at the intersection of aesthetics and science. Preoccupied with the microcosmic with rendering the minute, subatomic, and fractalized underpinnings of the universe visible the Argentina-based artist eschews the facile and the dogmatic. In his work, the modernist utopianism and universalism of postwar Argentine abstraction, is annihilated. In place of modernism’s simplified forms and colors, Diaz offers whether in intricately assembled three-dimensional acrylic reliefs or in painstakingly rendered pencil drawings of rhizomatic structures multilayered, decentered, and boundless compositions that require, in his terms, engagement with the work’s “intimate complexity.” Ultimately, this complex intimacy not only discards any localism, regionalism, or nationalism but also has the promise to yield an inversion of the universalism so prominently and starkly featured in the concreteconstructivist tradition that dominated much of Latin American abstract art in the twentiethcentury.

The exhibition will open Friday, April 27 and run until June 30, 2012 and will be accompanied by a color catalogue. For further information regarding the catalog, please contact THE MISSION.

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