We are proud to present Amy Sillman’s first exhibition in Brazil that will bring together new paintings and drawings, shown in conjunction with a 13-meter-long polyptych composed of UV-printed metal plates. The show at auroras by the New York-based artist is the second iteration of “Temporary Object,” two interrelated exhibitions in which the artist uses a hybrid language of image-production to make visible the thinking processes inside the abstract paintings.
The polyptych “Temporary Object” runs like a spine through her show, mounted as a single line that traverses the building. (In its previous iteration in Napoli, the piece was displayed on a two-sided table). In this work, which is the namesake of the exhibition, Sillman tracks the moves that occurred during the making of one individual painting and renders them in a timeline of diagrammatic drawings. “Temporary Object” indicates that the core of Sillman’s practice is not only the finished paintings, but the spirit of animation and change that lies within their production.
Occupying different spaces at auroras, Amy Sillman’s exhibition will dialogue with the other two artists (women from different generations) simultaneously showing at our space. In the library, her work will be seen alongside a large painting by Rebecca Watson Horn, while in the project room the public will see Sillman’s drawings paired with sculptures by Bulgarian-born artist Liuba Wolf (1923-2005).