Construction / Destruction

Organized with Olivier Renaud-Clement


Paris

  • , Untitled (Red/Blue Boars), 2014
    Mixed media on textile
    57 x 39 cm
  • , Untitled (17th June), 2014
    Mixed media on canvas
    78 x 57 cm
  • , Untitled (Kinderwissen), 2014
    Mixed media on canvas
    111 x 57 cm
  • , Untitled (Hauptstrasse), 2014
    Mixed media on linen
    101 x 57 cm
  • , Untitled (Jaguar), 2014
    Mixed media on canvas
    113 x 39,4 cm
  • , Untitled (Red/Blue Berlin), 2014
    Mixed media on aluminium
    94 x 71,5 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    17,8 x 10,8 x 0,6 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    18,4 x 11,7 x 0,6 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    21 x 15,2 x 1,3 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    21 x 15,2 x 1,9 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron, string
    200 x 180 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    100 x 69,5 x 22 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Mixed media
    104 x 73,5 x 22 cm
  • , Untitled, 1978
    Wood, ink
    30 x 49,9 x 2,5 cm
  • , Multiple Spaces, 2001
    Wood, acrylic
    92 x 242 x 7 cm
  • , Branching out Between Boundaries of Light, 1997
    Wood, acrylic, putty
    79,7 x 63,5 x 11,4 cm
  • , Enclosed Center of Structured Discrepancies, 1985
    Wood, paper, water-based paint
    54 x 42 x 5 cm
  • , Lateral Condition, 1975
    Wood, log
    128,6 x 28,5 x 16,5 cm
  • , Spatial Components of Body, 1989
    Wood, plywood, water-based paint
    54 x 41 x 8,5 cm
  • , Halted Point, 1990
    Plastic, wood
    49,8 x 39 x 10 cm
  • , Segmented Boundaries in Detached Progression, 2000
    Wood, branch, paint
    99 x 33 x 16 cm
  • , Perpetuity of Two Bodies, 2001
    Metal
    63,5 x 35,5 x 13 cm
  • , Before and After an Edge, 1990
    Wood, metal, rope
    62 x 54,5 x 6 cm
  • , Verge of a Broken Boundary, 1977
    Rubber, wood, paint, marker ink
    43,3 x 49 x 3,5 cm
  • , Cultivated Space—N, 2015
    Cement blocks, paint, acrylic panels
    402,6 x 40,3 x 40,3 cm
  • , Distant Circulation, 1990
    Wood, zinc
    42 x 41,8 x 4,6 cm
  • , Interior Alignments, 2010
    Wood, water-based paint, metal
    42 x 40 x 6,7 cm
  • , Sequential Spaces, 2014
    Wood, metal, marker pen
    50 x 35,5 x 9,2 cm
  • , Law of Separate Entities, 1976-2015
    Wood, glass
    51,4 x 40 x 51,4 cm
  • , Locus Rubric (black and white) I, 2011
    Latex paint and graphite on drywall, painted wood, wood, Plexiglas
    100,3 x 81,3 cm
  • , Locus Rubric (black and white) II, 2011
    Latex paint and graphite on drywall, painted wood, wood, Plexiglas
    100,3 x 81,3 cm
  • , Collateral, 2015
    Hardwood maple, spray paint, wood putty
    160 x 7,6 x 7,6 cm
  • , Heat, 2015
    Hardwood maple, spray paint, wood putty
    160 x 7,6 x 7,6 cm
  • , The Insider, 2015
    Hardwood maple, spray paint, wood putty
    160 x 7,6 x 7,6 cm
  • , One Displacement Obstructs the Other, 2015
    Hardwood maple, inkjet color print and inkjet photograph mounted on drywall, wood
    160 x 7,6 x 8,9 cm
  • , Elongated Vessel II, 2015
    Hardwood maple, Hustler magazines, scotch tape
    160 x 7,6 x 7,6 cm
  • , Untitled, 2013
    Cast iron
    27,6 x 34,6 x 24,1 cm
  • , Untitled, 2013
    Cast iron
    20 x 21 x 27,3 cm
  • , Untitled, 2013
    Cast iron
    18,1 x 17,8 x 22,5 cm
  • , Untitled, 2013
    Iron
    26,7 x 24,1 x 14,6 cm
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Iron
    21,6 x 35,6 x 27,9 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    metal, graphit
    27 x 7 x 20 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    painted metal, yarn
    Variable dimensions
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Painted metal
    95 x 18 x 27 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Metal
    150 x 27 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Painted wood cube
    3 x 3 x 3 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Painted metal, plexiglas
    37 x 30 x 30 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Plexiglas, tennis table ball
    20 x 20 x 8 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Painted wood
    0,5 x 88 x 6 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Metal
    Variable dimensions
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Painted wood cube
    18 x 9 x 9 cm

Press release

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to announce 'Construction / Destruction', a group exhibition that brings together the work of six international artists active between the 1960s and today. Emerging from divergent contemporary trajectories across the globe, their work explores notions of destruction, construction and transformation, as forces of cyclical renewal to define the connections to, or away from, their own cultural past. The destructive tendency is crucial to the history of modern and contemporary art. However, presented here, these acts are no more violent than they are transformational, looking to develop dynamic visual and spatial relationships, or to construct multi-layered experiences, which engage the artist, the material and the agency of the viewer.

Together, the works of Joel Shapiro and Fernanda Gomes create a new landscape of form and meaning, which insists upon a phenomenological experience of space. Based in Rio de Janeiro, the work of Fernanda Gomes emerges from the traditions of Brazilian Constructivism and the Neo-Concrete. Created in situ, her installations reflect upon a process of discovery, assimilation and appropriation. Starkly minimal in her aesthetic approach, Gomes extracts discarded objects from the world – such as cotton thread, nails, wood, plastic bags, wire, or paintbrushes – most of which she paints the color white. Choreographing barely noticeably interventions among the gallery’s walls and physical space, her work requires extended observation as she poetically manifests fragments from the world. “The state of things on their way to disappearing appeals to me,” she explains, “they have a strange density in contrast to their precarious materiality.”[…]


Artists