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NATURE HOLDS A MIRROR

Nature Holds a Mirror brings together the work of eighteen contemporary artists from around the world who examine the ways in which human-centric systems can be questioned and transcended. The artists within the exhibition engage with a range of pictorial and sculptural approaches responding to the natural world, along with physical, fictional and psychological landscapes.
The exhibition includes depictions of biomorphic, seductive and contemplative ecosystems that through abstraction and figuration embody and coexist amongst themselves with a range of beings– animalistic, female, male, biological, queer, and organic bodies that embrace the changeability and fluidity within states of matter in relation to nature and identity.

The exhibition includes works by Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh, Alexandra Levasseur, Almendra Bertoni, Annie Brito Hodgin, Armig Santos, Ellen Siebers, J. Carino, James Watkins, Joanna van Son, Kora Moya Rojo, Maddalena Tesser, Maria Andrievskaya, Maria Conejo, Paula Turmina, Rosalind Howdle, Sebastián Hidalgo, Sofie Svejdova, Theresa Daddezio and Yoab Vera.

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JAMES WATKINS

FUTURE PARADISE

6 May – 1 Jul 2023

Presented by Ambar Quijano at Casa Astrónoma, Future Paradise is James Watkins’ debut solo show in Mexico. Imbued with a reverence for the natural world, his new home in Latin America and the art of ancient civilisations, this latest body of work is rich with fauna, flora and fingerprints where seed-spreading hands meet celestial bodies and metaphorical offerings of plenty. These symbols of abundance all float in dialogue with bodily elements in constant flux, resulting in visual ecosystems hinting at the interconnected foundations of our reality.

Returning to the same surface over extended periods of time: scraping, sanding, abandoning, adding and subtracting allows the disclosure of subtle variations where the surface develops unique histories and unpredictable interactions. With traces from the past still visible in the present, Watkins exposes previous versions of the paintings and himself, with his work taking on an archaeological attitude, both to the surface of his paintings and his subconscious.

NATURE HOLDS A MIRROR(EXPANDED)

4 Feb – 4 March 2023

Nature Holds a Mirror (expanded) exists as a physical extension of our upcoming online show Nature Holds a Mirror. The exhibition is presented in our new Mexico City space Casa Astrónoma, which is open to the public. We are showing a number of works included in our upcoming online iteration, as well as works by Mexico-based artists that we are exclusively exhibiting in person during Mexico City’s art week.

This exhibition brings together the work of eleven contemporary artists from around the world who examine the ways in which human-centric systems can be questioned and transcended. The artists within the exhibition engage with a range of pictorial and sculptural approaches responding to the natural world, along with physical, fictional and psychological landscapes.

The exhibition includes works by Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh, Ángela Ferrari, Isabella Russo Siqueira, James Watkins, Kora Moya Rojo, Koshiro Akiyama, Maria Conejo, Santiago Valdes, Sebastián Hidalgo, Trubaik and Yoab Vera.

LIQUID FRICTIONS

25 May – 25 Sep 2022

Liquid Frictions rings together the work of 15 artists from around the world who draw and extract from a myriad of present conditions and histories. Liquid Frictions is a digital experience that looks both backwards and forwards, providing a stimulating environment for a collection of paintings reflecting on the factors that are continuously shaping our personal and collective understanding of how we live in the parameters of history, and how that has informed the creation of our contemporary narratives. Hand in hand, the exhibition deals with what it means to engage with painting today, together with the idea of painting as an inquiry tool, a set of questions, a means of sampling from the world around us, as well as a vehicle from which many realities and dimensions can be experienced.

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