The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 23, 2017


Cristin Tierney Gallery opens exhibition of new and recent works by Francisco Ugarte
Francisco Ugarte, Untitled (2" Brushstroke No. 1), 2017. 2 works: acrylic on canvas; acrylic on paper. Canvas: 59 x 104 1/3 inches (149.9 x 265 cm). Paper: 14 x 17 inches (35.6 x 43.2 cm). Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- Cristin Tierney Gallery is presenting Three Lines, One Square, an exhibition of new and recent paintings, works on paper, and video by Francisco Ugarte. It is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will remain on view through Friday, July 7th.

The works in Three Lines, One Square revolve around one of the most basic concepts in art: the line. Created at different scales and on different supports, each is comprised of a single line placed squarely at the center of the picture field and rendered in a restricted palette of black. Although the works appear to be simple brushstrokes at first, they are actually highly finished and exact interpretations of earlier acrylic studies. Copied faithfully down to the minutest detail, the paintings transform the artist’s original intuitive and spontaneous action into an intentional and precise gesture.

In becoming the subject of the work, the lines are elevated from generative tool to conceptual vessel. No longer simple compositional elements, their isolation invites a new reading. The video Untitled (Car), for example, mimics the horizontality of the brushstrokes in the paintings, and hints at a parallel interest in landscapes. Yet despite their evocative simplicity and suggestion of various art historical motifs, the artist is insistent that the works are nothing more than paintings of lines. For him, they represent an attempt to create art using only the most fundamental tools and concepts available to the artist. The exhibition’s sparse installation similarly removes all extraneous elements to encourage the viewer to slow down. As in all of Ugarte’s oeuvre, prolonged looking and contemplation reward viewers with a privileged view of objects distilled to their fundamental elements, their true essences revealed.

Francisco Ugarte holds a BA in Architecture from the Western Institute of Superior and Technological Studies. He has had solo exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary, the Clemente Orozco Museum, and the Experimental Museum El Eco. Select group exhibitions include The Bass Museum of Art, Raúl Anguiano Museum of Art, Museo Jumex, Salón ACME, and Museo Nacional de Arte. His work is held in the Charpenel Collection, Colección Jumex, Coppel Collection, Mattatuck Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and the Cabañas Cultural Institute, and he was awarded residencies at the Careyes Foundation and Casa Wabi, both in Mexico. In fall 2016, he produced a site-specific installation with SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The artist lives and works in Guadalajara.





Today's News

June 5, 2017

Exhibition at MKG Hamburg brings together over 100 posters by Keith Haring

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain sale

Sotheby's sale offers a journey through British art

Exhibition looks at Picasso's experimentation and collaboration in printmaking

The British Museum brings the works of Hokusai to the big screen

15 designers dominate demand and dollars for vintage furniture

From CIA analyst to beer historian: the heady resume of Theresa McCulla

Mondrian Restoration Project leads to 'The Discovery of Mondrian'

50th anniversary of 'The Summer of Love' rolls out music rarities at Heritage Auctions

Linda Pace Foundation announces groundbreaking of new exhibition space designed by Sir David Adjaye

Anna Laudel Contemporary exhibits works by Fernando Botero

Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo dies, aged 86

Japanese ceramic sculptor Shozo Michikawa opens exhibition at Lacoste Gallery

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm will be supported by a new American Friends Foundation

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presents Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest

Hall of Fame sportswriter Bill Madden's lifetime memorabilia collection to be auctioned

Cristin Tierney Gallery opens exhibition of new and recent works by Francisco Ugarte

Julie Saul Gallery exhibits complete series of fifty-seven paintings by Maira Kalman

Pen and ink drawings attributed to van Gogh will headline Woodshed's June 21st art auction

Spink to offer a 1776 pewter Continental Dollar

Museum presents exhibition featuring transformations in book publishing, 1860-1920

Exhibition at MCA Denver surveys the past 10 years of Jenny Morgan's painting career

The FLAG Art Foundation exhibits new paintings and small-scale sculptures by Rebecca Ward

Tidalectics: TBA21-Academy's first exhibition opens at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Design Museum in London opens major exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari

2.- 'Salvator Mundi' by Leonardo da Vinci sells for $450mn in auction record: Christie's

3.- Pricing the priceless: the $450mn Da Vinci record

4.- Marc Chagall's "Les Amoureux" sets auction record at $28.5 million at Sotheby's

5.- Jackson Pollock's largest painting makes DC debut at the National Gallery of Art

6.- First major exhibition to reposition the history of 18th-century Mexican painting opens

7.- Exhibition brings together the largest group of original drawings by Michelangelo

8.- Rare Holocaust 'bread card' brooch recovered near Auschwitz

9.- Exhibition presents an homage to the late French artist Raymond Hains by Jérémy Demester

10.- China's futuristic library: More fiction than books



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful