Reception Saturday at Chace-Randall for Cardillo's unique works on paper
Andes — The Chace-Randall Gallery presents new works by Rimer Cardillo. The show will hang from June 25 to August 8. The opening reception is Saturday, June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. A world-renowned printmaker and installation artist, Rimer Cardillo’s work celebrates the ancient art of the woodcut, often fusing it with modern photographic technology. The imagery is of his Hudson Valley pond and estancias of South America—fusing the natural world of his home in the United States with his native Uruguay. We see images of wheelbarrows and hay in the form of the cupi, literally anthill, of South America. The dogs on the estancia are Cimarrones, a mixed breed of wild Uruguayan dog and European domesticated ones. The political is ever present, as Cardillo is acutely aware of the demise of native peoples and animals in his homeland.
This particular exhibition also includes the world premier of Cardillo’s “View from La Loggia” series, gorgeous intaglio works on paper, all imagery of Tuscany. These hillsides were captured by Cardillo in a sketchbook, while working with a Tuscan foundry, forging his carapace series of sculpture. The drawings were then enlarged, etched in wood, and printed on lush cotton paper in a series of unique state proofs. His “Sunflower Carapace,” cast aluminum, is also on exhibit at Chace-Randall.
Rimer Cardillo received an M.F.A. from the National School of Fine Arts in Uruguay in 1968, and studied in Germany at the Weissenssee School of Art and Architecture in Berlin and the Leipzig School of Graphic Arts. He has had solo exhibitions throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States and has participated in group exhibitions and important print biennials all over the world, from Europe and the United States to South Africa, and the Far East.
His work is in museums and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York; the Chicago Art Institute; the Tate Modern in London; and museums in Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Norway, and this summer, Budapest, Hungary.
Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes. Summer gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call 676-4901 or visitwww.chacerandallgallery.com.