International Constructivism

a two-person exhibition @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: April 4th - April 15th, 2018


Public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 6 - 8pm

About the exhibition:

Exploring the continuity of constructivist influences over generations, the work of Uruguayan-American artists Julio Cesar Mariño and Ana Vizcarra Rankin span over six decades of art across international borders and aesthetic evolutions. These two artists share a legacy embodied by Joaquín Torres-García, the great Uruguayan artist who definitively shaped modern and contemporary Latin American art. Mariño and Vizcarra Rankin make art in the space between figuration and abstraction, often challenging the viewer to question what they are seeing, and as a result, the ways the visible world and human knowledge take form. From mapping the planet to imaging the cosmos the exhibition will present artworks across various media.

About the Artists:

Mariola V. Alvarez, the curator of this exhibition, is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her research and writing examine the history of postwar abstraction in Latin America. She has published on Brazilian artist Manabu Mabe and poet Ferreira Gullar.

Ana Vizcarra Rankin is an Uruguayan American artist based in Philadelphia.  She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BA in art history from Temple University. Her work has been exhibited extensively and resides in public, corporate and private collections including the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Franklin Furnace collection at MOMA, NYC.

Julio Cesar Mariño is an Uruguayan artist currently based in Washington DC. He was the former owner of Galería Contemporánea in Montevideo and also worked as an art conservator. He has exhibited his art at the Embassy of Uruguay in Washington DC, as well as in galleries across the United States and Latin America.