PEANA Projects
132 W 18th St. New York, NY

On display through September 3rd 2015 Tues-Sat 12-6 PM

A False Horizon: Art from Latin America offers a nuanced understanding of lines, plane, and space. The group exhibition consists of sculptures, drawings, and mixed-media prints that gravitate towards simple aesthetics and a sense of calculated control. The artists in the exhibition grapple with practical methods of creation, particularly exposing labor and demystifying the artistic process. By dipping into this rich aesthetic tradition, the artists featured in the exhibition find unadulterated forms natural to their own time: pure and simple.
Participating artists include: Karian Amaya, Silvina Arismendi, Adrian S. Bará, Aldo Chaparro, Alberto López, Mario Navarro, Saúl Sánchez, Pier Stockholm, Vargas-Suarez Universal, and Alexis Zambrano. Latin American Art of the mid-20th century thrived off artists who successfully advanced previous strains of geometric abstraction. Artists used modular forms and structures, or carefully conjoined simple planes and lines, in an effort to promote a utopian, democratic society. The rise of non-hierarchical geometric abstraction in a totalitarian Latin American climate, rife with regional tumult, lends the simple forms and modules special political and historical importance.