Exhibition "Immateriality in everything"

Sat08Jun(jun 8)10:00Sat03August(Aug 3)19:00Exhibition "Immateriality in everything"Lydia Okumura, a Japanese-Brazilian artist based in New York since 1974, receives a panoramic exhibition at the Martins&Montero and Nara Roesler galleries, in São PauloMartins&Montero and Nara Roesler, Rua Jamaica, 50, São Paulo - SP | Avenida Europa 655 Jardim Uuropa São Paulo - SP


The galleries Martins&Montero e Nara Roesler are pleased to invite you to the opening, on the day June 8st, 202411 pm - 15 am, from the panoramic exhibition “Immateriality in everything”With 31 works - Between large-scale paintings, sculptures and installations, which cover three decades of the Japanese-Brazilian artist's production Lydia Okumura (1948, Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo), from the beginning of the 1970s to the end of the 1990s. The exhibition will be held simultaneously in the galleries Martins&Montero e Nara Roesler, and will present emblematic works by the artist, in homage to her more than 50 years of contribution to art. At the opening there will be free van making the journey between the two galleries. The event marks the collaboration around the artist's work between the Martins&Monteiro, with spaces in São Paulo and Brussels, and Nara Roesler, headquartered in São Paulo, New York and Rio de Janeiro.

Of the works on display, seventeen were never shown in Brazil, and will be assembled two installations that were only under design, and had not been carried out. The title of the exhibition is a phrase from the artist herself: “I want to express immateriality in everything”, in the artist's text Pontogor, which accompanies the exhibition.

For more than fifty years, Okumura employed the geometric abstraction to investigate the understanding and experience of space, expanding its possibilities through shape and color. Using materials such as string, wire, acrylic paint, cords, iron sheets, glass, aluminum, coal and graphiteOkumura designs installations site-specific that relate directly with the architecture of the exhibition space. In them, planes are painted in the corners of the walls that are connected by wires, resulting in geometric shapes that are projected into the spatial field and create the illusion of three-dimensional objects. Although its practice can be framed within the minimalist tradition, the op art (optical art) is also in play. Through modest but ingenious interventions, Okumura questions the perception of our bodily presence in the environment.

Given this relevance and reference status, Lydia Okumura justifies a major collaborative movement between two of the most prominent galleries in the country, aiming to expand their presence on the national and international art circuit.

Exhibition | Immateriality in everything
From June 8th to August 3th
Monday to Friday from 10am to 19pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 11am to 15pm.


June 8, 2024 10:00 - August 3, 2024 19:00(GMT-03:00)


Martins&Montero and Nara Roesler

Rua Jamaica, 50, São Paulo - SP | Avenida Europa 655 Jardim Uuropa São Paulo - SP

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