Sicardi Gallery presents Carlos Cruz-Diez: "Autonomía del color" opening reception
Sicardi Gallery will present Carlos Cruz-Diez: "Autonomía del color," an exhibition dedicated to the Venezuelan master. Cruz-Diez’s acclaimed contributions to color theory and practice have shaped modern and contemporary art on an international scale, in addition to leaving a vibrant imprint on Houston itself. The show reflects Cruz-Diez’s long-standing relationship with Sicardi Gallery in the commission and production of a myriad of works and exhibits since 2003.
With its striking scale and spectrum, one of the show’s central highlights is "Physichromie Panam # 259." The work exemplifies the artist’s Physichromies, a term that translates to “physical color” imbued upon Cruz-Diez’ experiments which today form part of major international collections, including the Tate Gallery of London and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Accompanying this piece are vivid Transchromies and freestanding Cromovelas, which highlight the role of viewer perambulation in Cruz-Diez’s creations. Interlocked color also forms the foundation of Induction, which engages with retinal persistence and travels to the gallery from Paris.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 24.