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Arturo Herrera’s Fascinating Friction at Linda Pace Foundation

Photo: ARTWORK © ARTURO HERRERA/ COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO., NEW YORK, License: N/A

ARTWORK © ARTURO HERRERA/ COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO., NEW YORK

Untitled (BLUE), 1998


Juxtaposition, intervention and reconfiguration: all of these acts coalesce in the large-scale collage series Rapt (#1-#4, all 2011), which are by far the most resolved works on display. In fact, they can be considered a metonym for the exhibition itself. Perhaps this is why the artist chose to hang three of these collages directly in the sightline of the entrance. Subtle in spite of their scale, the collages delicately balance every aesthetic element in the exhibition. Herrera hung dark felt in abstract shapes over his paintings, which contain smaller images of dwarfs, all covered by a gestural wash of white paint. Here the distinction between the abstract and the figural blur. While the figural elements make for quotable images, the folded and manicured felt references Herrera’s steel sculptures. These elements overlap, one obscuring the other in a sort of optical power play; each forces the other into a liminal state between modernism and postmodernism. This push-and-pull friction is the artist’s signature and sentiment: a hybridized, problematic and noteworthy self-critique that is challenging to negotiate, but far from indecipherable.

Arturo Herrera

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