Regina Silveira

 May 26 - July 29, 2011
Shadow Line (2011)
Exterior view
Shadow Line (2011)
Exterior view
Shadow Line (2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Shadow Line (2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Shadow Line (2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Shadow Line (2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999/2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999/2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999/2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999/2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999/2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999/2011)
Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Maquete for Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999)
Vinyl on painted wood
9.25" x 14" x 14"
Maquete for Desaparência (Estúdio) (1999)
Vinyl on painted wood
9.25" x 14" x 14"
Shadow Line (2011)
Exterior view
Shadow Line (2011)
Exterior view
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 1 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
15.75” x 23”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 1 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
15.75” x 23”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 2 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
17.75” x 28”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 2 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
17.75” x 28”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 3 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
14.25” x 27.5”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 3 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
14.25” x 27.5”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 4 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
16.25” x 20.25”
Working drawing for Desaparência (Estúdio) 4 (1999)
Pen, graphite, marker and collage on paper
16.25” x 20.25”
Installation View
Installation View

About the Exhibition

Press Release PDF 117 K

May 26 - July 29, 2011

Alexander Gray Associates presented the Gallery’s second exhibition with the Brazilian artist, Regina Silveira. Since the 1960s, Silveira’s work has defied genre, moving between forms of installation, printmaking, sculpture and photography to explore visual distortion, perspective and scale.

For her exhibition at the Gallery, Silveira exhibited her signature vinyl-decal mural-installations. The main installation, from her celebrated series, Desaparencia, depicts black and white diagrams of artists’ ateliers, graphically suggesting the ghosts of easels, tables, palettes, and other tools of the artist’s studio. In its iteration at Alexander Gray Associates, Silveira’s installation suggests the disappearance of traditional studio practice and location, as well as expectations of creation and alchemy that surround artistic mythology.

Further exploring the Gallery’s architecture, Silveira presented a new, site-specific installation in the Gallery’s viewing room, facing Phase II of the High Line park. Viewable from the 26th Street fly-over and staircase, Silveira projects a false shadow of the Gallery’s 1920s casement windows onto a long wall; the impossibility of this cast through a north-facing window underscores the illusionistic impulse of Silveria’s oeuvre.

Related Press

  • Silveira Art Experience: New York City Summer 2011 PDF (421 K)

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