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Exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernández on view at Lehmann Maupin
Fire (America) 5, 2017. Glazed ceramic, 96 x 192 x 1.25 inches. 243.8 x 487.7 x 3.2 cm. Photo: EPW Studio/Maris Hutchinson Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.


NEW YORK, NY.- Lehmann Maupin is presenting Fire (America), an exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernández. The exhibition debuts a 16-foot glazed ceramic wall panel depicting a nocturnal landscape engulfed in flames, as well as a new series of abstract landscapes made from burned paper.

Fernández is best known for her immersive installations and public projects that explore the various historical and psychological implications of the genre of landscape. In the Fire (America) series, Fernández uses images of fire to refer to contemporary American violence, as well as the technique of slash and burn used by indigenous people throughout the Americas to shape and cultivate the land. Contrary to the common fictitious narrative that the New World was a wilderness at the time of European contact, the technique of slash and burn evidences the sophisticated, deliberate ways that indigenous people had altered the land to their benefit for thousands of years. Fernández seeks to revise our notion of the “American landscape” and who gets to define it, as well as how notions of violence are defined. She is interested in visualizing erased, warped, and invisible narratives that are often omitted or deliberately obscured in our perception of what we think of as “American.”

In Charred Landscape (America), pieces of raw, sculptural charcoal are affixed to the gallery walls to create the illusion of a 360-degree horizon. A dramatic charcoal drawing emerges from the horizon line and travels across the walls of the gallery to suggest an abstracted landscape scene shrouded in smoke.

Fernández elaborates: For me, landscape is about the history of people in places and how we position ourselves within those spaces. This new body of work seeks to redefine “landscape” as being far more than a fixed, framed vista in front of your eyes, by also considering what has happened on and to the land itself. I’m constructing an image of an invented landscape using real, physical components taken from the earth. The materials in these works—fired clay, burned paper, and lump charcoal—are literally components extracted from existing places which I use to create new landscape images. In this way, the pieces become an assembly of stacked landscapes, suggesting that we are always in more than one place simultaneously. By doing this, I’m acknowledging and physically weaving together their undeniable, intertwining histories.

In both of these new works, Fernández continues to carefully merge the material and the conceptual. The glazed clay—earth—is baked at a high temperature—fire—to create the image of the earth ablaze in vitreous saturated colors set against a black night; extremes of darkness and light that become physical, material, and tactile, as well as metaphorical and poetic. Just as fire is used as a material component during the firing of the ceramic panel, charcoal—burned wood—becomes a self-referential material from which the landscape drawing is rendered. This beautiful and seamless unity of materiality and narrative is essential for Fernández, whose practice is based in an understanding and reinterpretation of the relationships between nature, identity, history, and economy. The power of Fernández’s work is to reveal to viewers their own connection to the space they occupy when standing in front of her work, as well as their place in the greater world.

Teresita Fernández (b. 1968, Miami, FL; lives in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from Florida International University. She is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Grant, an American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. Appointed by President Obama, Fernández served from 2011 to 2014 on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a federal panel that advises the president, Congress, and governmental agencies on national matters of design and aesthetics. Fernández’s commissions include large site-specific installations at the Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan; Seattle Art Museum for the Olympic Sculpture Park; Madison Square Park, NY; Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan, CT; and Louis Vuitton, Shanghai, and Paris. Fernández’s works are included in many prominent collections and have been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin.





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