n Às Avessas (In Reverse), her second solo exhibition at Galeria Marilia Razuk, the artist fromSão Paulo Ana Dias Batista brings an unprecedented installation specifically produced for the gallery modifying the movement in the area and making reference to another kind of business premises, the carpet stores.
Starting from the typical organizational solutions in these stores, the artist makes use of some elements like rugs, carpeting, nylon and silk cord, piled up, rolled up and leaning on walls or laying on moldings and ceilings. Just a few moves and the works overturn these elements sorting them out from their usual destinations and producing new associations: the silk cord turns into a drawing line, rolled up rugs become huge straws, lignings imitate a large TV screen and clipped carpets make, in negative, piles of rugs displayed around. A publication, in the shape of a fabric catalogue, completes the settings articulating some of the narratives built in other works.
Through rebatings and inversions as suggested by the title, the exhibited works propose fiction: transforming the gallery branch of activity.
Ana is also in a solo show in town: 'Common Ground' at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.