IFAC ARTS Presents Orbital Vectors : Vargas-Suarez Universal
Curated by Lee Wells
March 4 - March 14th, 2016 - Reception: Mar 4th 7-10 pm
IFAC is pleased to present a solo exhibition entitled Orbital Vectors by Vargas-Suarez Universal.
Co-presented by Warren Lewis of Sotheby’s International Realty.
233 South First St
(Between Robeling and Havemeyer)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The exhibition consists of new paintings depicting the artist’s trademark “vectors”, an automatic and algorithmic method of shape replication resulting in a rules-based system of drawing and painting. The works inherently reference indigenous iconography, mathematical schematics, architectural planning and scientific visualization through a reductive color palette. The title, “Orbital Vectors” refers to the cyclical motion found in the laws of nature and the astronautical course of space exploration.
The artist’s methodology is clearly informed by similar concerns shared by previous generations of artists associated with conceptual abstraction in New York, Latin American Geometric Abstraction and the Twentieth Century muralists movements. As noted art historian Carla Stellweg states, “While VSU’s works may occasionally nod to the current panoply of abstract tendencies such as post-minimalism, concrete, neo-concrete, geometric, systemic or concept-oriented art making, his work is uniquely positioned in a daring attempt to keep shape shifting
and remain formally inventive in each and every work.”
Vargas-Suarez Universal (b. 1972, Mexico City) is included in numerous public and private collections including those of MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, (all New York); Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy; Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, and the UBS Art Collection. The artist lives in Brooklyn and works internationally.
A reception will be held on Friday March 4th from 6-9 PM at 235 South 1 Street in WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn, during Armory week. The exhibition will be open until March 14th from 10 AM to 6 PM daily and by appointment.