Artist: Sergio Gutiérrez
Exhibition title: La doble visión
Venue: Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Date: May 21 – June 23, 2015
Photography: images courtesy of the artist and Parallel Oaxaca
Parallel Oaxaca is proud to present its first collaboration with Oaxaca based artist Sergio Gutiérrez. The exhibition “La doble visión” combines a series of graphic events looking at the corporeal experience as a mobile entity permeating architectural, objective and perceptual spaces.
Sergio Gutiérrez practice uses drawing as a reflection zone. As a complementary time for observation, acting intuitively as a temporal emplacement in the imaginary. By recovering and redirecting luminous variations, temperatures and sounds between materials and their physical reactions to space, Gutiérrez interest in the corporeal and temporal dimensions of the image include the possibility of an interaction with visitors.
“La doble visión” implies the use of corporeal resources relative to the movements of rotating and extending a body, where the works are originated by the interplay of sight and touch in actions and concepts such as: trace, impact, expand, mould, add, subtract, place, handle, contain, hook, rotate and register.
Translating graphic elements such as point, line and plane to tridimensional forms, La doble visión generates tactile wanderings through ceramic surfaces, being manipulated as tools to trace (contours and perimeters), and measure (volume, consistency, duration and distance), in which visitors will have the option to roam, handle, place and re-set its physical relation to space.
Sergio Gutiérrez (1982) lives and works in Oaxaca. Studied at ENPEG “La Esmeralda”, México City. (2001-2006) In 2012 he was artist-in-residency at Museo Experimental el Eco and has been awarded with fellowships such as: FONCA (2013, 2007), FOESCA (2009-2010) and Arte Actual programme at Bancomer- MACG, Museo Carrillo Gil, México, City (2009). Solo presentations include: “Los que se van, los que se quedan” en Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola (2013); “El devenir de la luz. Aquellos que se expanden” en Casa Vecina. And group shows: “Gabinete Grafico: Materia Sensible”. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil.Materia de Dibujo. México City (2013); “Letters from my grandfather”. Collection JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey. N.Y. USA(2012); “The post project. Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art”. Australian Center for Contemporary Art. Curated by Raimundas Malasauskas (2011); “Perspectives. The Artist Book in Latin and South America, Third Biennial Codex International Bookfair”, UC Berkeley Campus, USA (2011). He is currently preparing a solo show at Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO).