Boston University School of Visual Arts Presents Episodes & Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists

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Boston – The Boston University School of Visual Arts presents the group exhibition Episodes & Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists on view Tuesday, January 23 through Friday, March 9, 2007 at the Sherman Gallery at Boston University. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7:30 pm, with the curator and one of the artists present. An artist talk with the exhibition’s curator will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 1:00-2:00pm.

Episodes & Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists presents six site-specific installations in print media by South American artists hailing from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. From internationally recognized masters to younger, emerging artists, the exhibition explores the connections and oppositions present in the work of these cross-continental artists.

Episodes & Itineraries can be read simultaneously as episodic – presenting a diversity of styles that express distinct cultural and political points of view – and also as an itinerary – a route that can be followed across the gallery offering the viewer a new perspective on South American printmaking. In this way, the exhibition seeks to redefine the myth of the Latin American artist. Far from naïve expressionism or fantastic realism, the artists propose a new interpretation of Latin cultural and artistic identity. Artists are Maria Bonomi (Brazil), Alicia Candiani (Argentina), Rimer Cardillo (Uruguay), Sebastian Garcia-Huidobro (Chile), Cecilia Mandrile (Argentina), and Ricardo Migliorisi (Paraguay). This exhibition is curated by Alicia Candiani, who is also a featured artist.

Alicia Candiani is an international artist and independent scholar based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work has been shown in over 300 group and solo exhibitions world-wide since 1977. She has been included in many prestigious international juried exhibitions including the Norwegian Print Biennial in Norway; Intergrafa: World Awards Winners Exhibition; Krakow and Majdanek Triennials in Poland; Biennial Master of Graphic Arts in Hungry; Triennial of Graphic Arts in Bitola, Macedonia; and German Exhibition of Graphic Art in Germany. Candiani is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Inky Paper Series, University of Wyoming; Frans Masereel Centre for the Graphics in Kasterlee, Belgium; and Iowa State University in Iowa. Her work can be found in private and public collections in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Candiani has also lectured widely and taught at numerous institutions around the world. She is currently the Director of Proyecto’Ace, an international art center focused on printmaking, design, and new media in Buenos Aires.

Maria Bonomi has lived in Brazil since 1945. Bonomi studied painting with Yolanda Mohalyi and Karl Plattner and engraving with the Brazilian master Livio Abram. She was a visiting scholar at the Ingram Merrill Foundation in 1956 and worked at the Pratt Institute in New York with Seong Moy and at Columbia University in New York with Hans Muller and Meyer Schapiro in 1957. Bonomi is a member of the metal engraving workshop at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and founded the Estudio Gravura with Livio Abramo in Sao Paulo where she worked until 1964. She has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Brazil and around the world.

Rimer Cardillo, born in Uruguay in 1944, is an internationally recognized graphic artist. He received his MFA from the National School of Fine Arts in Uruguay in 1968. Since then, he has had solo exhibitions throughout Latin America, Sweden, and the United States. He has participated in group exhibitions and important print biennials in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, South Africa, and Asia. His work is in the collections of major institutions and international corporations including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and the Chicago Art Institute, as well as museums in Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, and Norway. Cardillo is the recipient of many awards, grants and fellowships including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

Sebastián Garcia Huidobro was born in Santiago, Chile in 1981. Huidobro recently graduated with a visual arts degree in photography from Chilean Catholic University. Since 2002 he has participated in many exhibitions in Chile including Disfiguration of the Face at The Tunnel Gallery; Art Phillips and Arts Live at the Museum of Fine Arts; Slovakian Boardinghouse at the Normal Gallery in 2003; and Art to Matter in 2005. Huidobro was awarded second place in the exhibition Art Phillips and first place in Arts Live.

Cecilia Mandrile was born in Argentina in 1969. She received her Ph.D. from Bristol School of Media, Art & Design, University of West England, United Kingdom, and an MFA from the University of Maryland. Mandrile has exhibited her work in a many prestigious venues throughout the world in solo and group exhibitions, biennials and triennials including the WPA/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; White Columns, New York; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwain; Kunstihoone Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia; and Genaro Perez Museum and Goethe Institute, Cordoba, Argentina. Mandrile has been the recipient of numerous residencies including at Gasworks Studios, London; Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; Frans Maseerel Graphic Center, Belgium; and Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. She has also been awarded fellowships and grants in England, Hungary, Spain, Cuba, the United States, and Argentina.

Ricardo Migliorsi is an architect, visual artist, photographer, and designer for theatre. Born in Paraguay in 1948, Migliorisi has had a long artistic career, initiated in the 1960s, that includes numerous national and international group and solo exhibitions. His work is in the collection of many important institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid; the Museum of Modern Art of the National University of Bogota; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Maldonando, Uruguay; and the Museum Jose Luis Caves of Mexico among others. He has had solo exhibitions at the Gallery Masion Tonet, Austria; Art Collectors, Miami; the Cultural Center, Recoleta, Buenos Aires; the Praxis Gallery in Lima; and the Gallery of the Matrix in Montevideo. He has participated in group exhibitions in Spain, Ecuador, Canada, Italy, Peru, Japan, United States, Uruguay, Germany, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and France, and he is a Founding Partner of People of Art.

The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts was established in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University. With faculty composed of practicing professional artists, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. Courses prepare students for future study or professional practice in painting, sculpture, graphic design, or art education. Notable alumni include painters Brice Marden and Pat Steir; Ira Yoffe, vice president/creative director of PARADE magazine; and Rick Heinrichs, the production designer whose credits include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “Fargo,” and “Sleepy Hollow,” for which he received an Oscar for Art Direction in 1999.

The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.


Episodes & Itineraries
Sherman Gallery at Boston University
January 23 – March 9, 2007
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 24, 5:30-7:30pm
Special Reception: Sunday, February 18, 3-5pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 23, 1-2pm

Sherman Gallery at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor, Boston

Tuesday-Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm

Admission is free and open to the public.