29 Setembro 2023 - 11 Novembro 2023
Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery /
Antonio Pichillá, Weaving the Landscape, 2020. Video mp4, 6:00 min. Edition 5 + 1/CA. Courtesy: Elisabeth Xi Bauer Gallery.
In front of the lake is Antonio Pichillá’s first solo exhibition in Europe at Elisabeth Xi Bauer Gallery.
For the exhibition opening this month, Pichillá will experiment with ways of hanging and displaying his works, including: hanging them from the ceiling; video installation; as well as utilising found objects from nature and alongside those that are man-made. The artist will also show works created in his studio near Lake Atitlán.
The exhibition title is inspired by how central the water of Lake Atitlán is to life for Pichillá’s village in Guatemala. Its positioning in Mayan cosmology is that of a grandmother, who gives food, takes care of others, amongst another grandmotherly analogies. The artist’s studio is beside Lake Atitlán, therefore it is no surprise that it is a source of great inspiration, not least with his Grandmother series of works. He is influenced by the rich history of textile making by the women of Guatemala, namely his mother who is a weaver. The exhibition and its title reflect the importance of this element as a source of life and energy to the artist, Guatemala, and humanity.
Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery
Fuel Tank, 8-12 Creekside
London SE8 3DX