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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Opens Teresita Fernandez Blind Landscape

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland presents Teresita Fernández : Blind Landscape on view January 28th, 2011 through May 8th, 2011.

Teresita Fernández is internationally known for immersive installations and evocative large-scale sculptures that address space, light, and perception. Made with polished stainless steel, glass, and other materials including plastic and graphite, Fernández’s abstract sculptures incorporate reflection, light, and shadow in poetic, sometimes luminous formations that suggest natural phenomena. This survey presents a spectrum of the artist’s most recent and ambitious projects created between 2005 and 2010. Featured among the exhibition’s ten works is the artist’s latest graphite and steel sculpture, Drawn Waters (Borrowdale) (2009); and Epic (2009), a monumental graphite wall installation. Resembling an immense, cascading branch, Vertigo (sotto en su) (2007) includes eight layers of precision-cut, highly polished metal woven into an intricate, reflective arboreal pattern that suspends from the ceiling high above the viewer. Fernández’s work vacillates between object and optical phenomena, often doubling as screens, mirrors, and lenses, while exploring the relationship between nature and perception.

Curated by David Louis Norr, Chief Curator and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art, Tampa. Project assistance provided by Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council.

Coordinated at MOCA Cleveland by Margo Ann Crutchfield, Senior Curator

Image: Teresita Fernández, Borrowdale (Drawn Waters), 2009, Natural and machined graphite on steel armature. 21.18 x 43.5 x 86 inches. Installation at USF Contemporary Art Museum, 2009. ©Teresita Fernández

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