Sicardi Gallery presents Geraldo de Barros: Off Center opening reception
Sicardi Gallery will present Geraldo de Barros: Off Center. The photographs that de Barros (1923-1998, Brazil) made in the late 1940s and early 1950s have been described as both a transition and a rupture in the artist's long career. Although de Barros has become widely known for his innovations in the medium, he actually worked much more extensively as a painter and a designer. In fact, he made photographs only during two periods of his life: between 1946 and 1951, and in the two years before his death in 1998.
The photographs included in Off Center were made between 1948 and 1951, and they indicate not only de Barros's formal innovations, but also his place within an avant-garde community that was flourishing in Brazil at mid-century. In these images, he explores objectivity and subjectivity, mathematics, intuition, abstraction, and recognition: he uses the medium of photography to challenge our ideas about how the "real" is represented.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 23.