Extended Spaces is an acknowledgement of artworks developing a pragmatic architectural relationship, which in turn induces spiritual awareness through the subtle process of perception. Often, the artworks will transform space by means of expansion, contraction, addition or even subtraction. These artwork protocols create spatial awareness and poetic experimentation. Moreover, they express the need for the rational and spiritual to include the spectator at the epicentre of a modus operandi. He finds himself confronted with states of being; relationships amid the material and immaterial occur, articulations concerning the interior and exterior are systematically drawn and the artworks all reveal themselves as case studies for transitional states and spatial wandering. The spectator can be pulled within or beyond an artwork, causing specific or abstract experiences due to these relational manipulations of space.
Guillermo Mora extends the gallery entrance with a selection of works engaging the spectator towards them. By creating an inward-looking place, the artist’s drawings emerge from the overlapping of several layers in which colour reinforces a seductive play between boldness and reserve. His works suggest the existence of something that will emerge later but bring about a hiatus between what is hidden and what is visible.
Esther Gatón works in the gallery’s central space, presenting a sculpture/installation that refers to the notion of filter and movement. A movement that is continued in several directions and can simultaneously hold back and push forward. The instability of the suspended elements reinforces an idea of mutation amid the succession of veils, leading us towards another place. Curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues
Artists: RUI CALÇADA BASTOS, JOSÉ PEDRO CROFT, FERNANDA FRAGATEIRO, ESTHER GATÓN,
GUILLERMO MORA, JONATHAN SULLAM