Artist Teresita Fernández will discuss her mid-career retrospective, Elemental. Based in New York, Fernández, who was born in 1968 in Miami to Cuban parents, is renowned for her prominent public installations and experiential sculptures. Through her practice, she explores perception and the psychology of looking, regularly manipulating light and space to create immersive, intimate, and evocative experiences. Using a range of materials, including silk, graphite, onyx, mirrors, glass, and charcoal, her minimalist yet substantive installations and sculptures evoke landscapes, the elements, and various natural wonders, including meteor showers, cloud formations, and the night sky. Fernández, who has created site-specific commissions for such public spaces as Harvard College, Madison Square Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. In 2005, she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for "integrating architecture and the optical effects of color and light into exquisitely constructed, contemplative spaces, "according to the Foundation's website. Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, Mass.);Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (Fla.); and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas), among others.
This event has been sponsored by Dawn and David Lenhardt.