February 2011, Houston- JCMAC is proud to announce the loan of a number of works from the collection for the exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time, curated by Mari Carmen Ramírez and taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from February 6 to July 4, 2011 and at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil from July 14 to September 23, 2012.
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time, is the first large-scale retrospective of the pioneering Venezuelan artist. The exhibition features more than 150 works created from the 1940s to 2011, including paintings, silk-screen prints, and innovative chromatic structures; room-size chromatic environments, architectural models, and videos; and a virtual re-creation of the artist’s studio.
“Generally considered in the context of Kinetic Art, the significance of the large body of work produced by Cruz-Diez since the 1950s extends beyond issues of movement, vibration and sheer retinality. From the beginning, Cruz-Diez focused his research and experiments on one critical issue: the investigation of color as a living organism that is in a constant state of transformation. This exhibition aims to show his radical and unprecedented achievements in this area,” said Ramírez.
Photo: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie No. 194, 1965.