Praxis is pleased to present The Harmony of the Spheres, the solo exhibition by Maria Berrio (b. 1982, Bogota, Colombia).
A reception to celebrate the opening will be held at 541 West 25th Street, on Thursday September 10th, 2015, from 6 to 8 pm.
"The visual world of Maria Berrio is imagined through a constellation of narratives and feelings, sometimes contradictory, other times repetitive and reflexive. Like an extended polyphony, which is lived in multi-levels and in multiple worlds, it invites us to think identity and culture a bit like the indeterminacy of the aesthetic event, as a consciousness gravitating toward other consciousnesses, inter-merging and reconstituting their own events. We can enter through her eyes as they traverse within the image, and connect to all the marks of her trail, and all the colors of her emotion. In this universe of possibilities, her main characters are young women that differ in their attire and expression, whose roles are to protect and nurture our ecosystem, a desire for the grandness of the heart. It is this myriad of suspended and intertwined shapes and meanings that identify a mythological idea of time, in which finite things and events are confined to an eternal recurrence. In it, different feelings and actions can happen all at once, as illustrated by the juxtaposed motifs. The repetitive signs or situations can be linked to mimetic histories, showing that even in the era of technological machines, our perceptions of the world appear belated, as they are driven by a blind search for a lost intimacy with our habitat (…)" By Denise Carvalho.
Praxis was founded in Buenos Aires in 1977. With the broad spectrum of its program, Praxis plays a vital role as a nexus between artists, collectors, curators, and art critics throughout the world, and is an important reference point within the Latin American cultural sphere.