Artists: Taniel Morales, Laurie Litowitz, Jessica Wozny
Exhibition title: Site Drawings
Venue: Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City
Date: April 13 – May 26, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Parallel Oaxaca
The exhibition Site Drawings presents moments in the artistic practices of Taniel Morales, Laurie Litowitz and Jessica Wozny, in which the corporeal qualities of the works are stimulated to materialize narrative possibilities. Placed as generative concepts, the works imply the creation of a space with potentials towards fiction.
The sculptures and drawings at the exhibition construct a perception of space without habitual representative figurations; the works divert the aesthetic grasp from the surfaces towards a progressive awareness of the experience, where the viewers´ perception transit the environment with respect to the objects. Notions such as scale and time are linked to the specific experience of the viewer and depend on it, to verify the cumulative content of a space where past and future are placed in an objective present.
By constructing referential systems that expand possible mobile route,s personified by maps or presences, the works shape a notion between entropy and geometry, where the form is originated by energy and becomes narrative for iconoclastic explorations.
Taniel Morales (Mexico, 1970) is a visual artist with trained in mathematics and music. Taniel practice comnbines dance, performance, radio activism and pedagogies as social actions within contemporary art, both in urban and rural . Based on critical pedagogies, Taniel Morales has been a developed social practice´s programs at El Faro de Oriente, La Central del Pueblo and CICO, delivering workshops and preparing trainers, managers, cultural collectives and community promoters in Mexico City. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, USA, France, Spain, among others.
Laurie Litowitz (New York, 1952) Studied at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA and at L’Università Internazionale d’Arte in Venice, Italy. Individual exhibitions include: Passages and Other Intimate Things, Quetzalli Gallery, Oaxaca, Oaxaca (2013) Gray, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (2009); A Little Mexican Mural and Other Things, Ispace Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, among others. She has participated in collective exhibitions in public and private institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Oaxaca; Museum of the City of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico; Chopo Museum, CDMX, among others.
Jessica Wozny (Lagenfeld, Germany 1978). Studied at the ENPEG “La Esmeralda” 1992-2002 in Mexico City. She is co-founder of Ediciones Plan B. In 2014 she participated in the artistic residency of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Individual exhibitions include: Last Drop First Flame, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, B.C., Canada; (2007) Vice & Virtue, Manuel García Gallery, Oaxaca. Collective exhibitions include: Hybrid Scenarios, MACO Contemporary Art Museum, Oaxaca. (2016) Eco 2 Editions, El Eco Experimental Museum, CDMX; La voluntad de la Piedra, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, CDMX (2014), among others. She is editor of Nullnummern, an artist publications project.