Augusto Esquivel, Landscape II, 2016 (Detail) Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Nunez

Augusto Esquivel, Landscape II, 2016 (Detail)
Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Nunez

  

The Multiple Shapes of Air

Fernando Cuétara | Augusto Esquivel | ZEI

Swenson Gallery

On-View  May 1 - July 24

This exhibition, part of the Baked-In-House series, brings together the works of three Bakehouseresident artists who push the boundaries of traditional mediums and techniques into new inventions. As important as the materiality of the works are their negative spaces. The plain, quiet and omnipresent air that permeates and surrounds them becomes protagonist when constrained by the “frames” in Zei’s sculptures; tinted by the light that stems out of Cuétara’s paintings; and woven within the threads and buttons of Esquivel’s installations. Becoming part of the “air web” that connects all elements in the gallery, the visitor’s presence will ultimately add new relationships and meanings that will enrich their experience with these works.