Rodrigo Hernández, Rita Ponce de León

Stelo

25 November – 20 January 2018

Opening Saturday 25 November, 6-8,30 pm

 

Galleria P420 is pleased to present Stelo, the double solo show by Rodrigo Hernández (Mexico City, 1983) and Rita Ponce de León (Lima, 1982). 

Stelo comes from an idea of the two artists, who after having met during their time at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City had long felt the desire to do a project together.

The exhibition develops along two parallel paths, representing the individual relationship of each artist with a mentor, a figure of reference and inspiration that influenced their personal and artistic growth. Stelo is germination, development, a slim but solid stem, the starting point for growth, for branching out into new paths and encounters.

Rita Ponce de León is influenced by the figure of the Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno, whose practice she experienced directly with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo.

Rodrigo Hernández, on the other hand, has been inspired by the encounter of his tutor during his years of study in Karlsruhe, the Swiss artist Silvia Bächli, with whom he has developed a relationship of friendship and ongoing exchange over the years, strengthened after the time he lived in Basel, where Bächli also resides.

 

The works in the show are not simply tributes to these “mentors,” but also reflect certain phases of this journey through art and life.

In the site-specific installation made for the spaces of the gallery, the two artists use simple materials like fabric and terracotta, already seen in the work of Rita Ponce de León, but without precedents in the work of Hernández.

The works have been entirely produced during the time spent by the artists in Bologna, in the weeks prior to the opening of the show.

Exhibition Works

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Rodrigo Hernández, Sirena de Atzompa, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 1, entrar al mar tocar la luz soy una rosa pero una rosa no es una rosa, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.402x83,5x7,5, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 1, entrar al mar tocar la luz soy una rosa pero una rosa no es una rosa, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.402x83,5x7,5, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 1, entrar al mar tocar la luz soy una rosa pero una rosa no es una rosa, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.402x83,5x7,5, detail
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Rodrigo Hernández, Moon, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 2, guardar la luz y la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.418x39x10,5, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 2, guardar la luz y la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.418x39x10,5, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 2, guardar la luz y la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.418x39x10,5, detail
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Rodrigo Hernández, Two Hands, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Was ist der mond? Schlossgarten, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 3, pensamientos de Yokohama. Por un lado, sentimientos. Por otro lado, ideas, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.230x43,5x7,5, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 3, pensamientos de Yokohama. Por un lado, sentimientos. Por otro lado, ideas, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.230x43,5x7,5, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 3, pensamientos de Yokohama. Por un lado, sentimientos. Por otro lado, ideas, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.230x43,5x7,5, detail
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Rodrigo Hernández, Pedro (Luzern), from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Bat without background, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Heidelberg, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Model for an exhibition, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 4, el espacio entre un pie y otro pie. Ambos ojos se miran entre si, 2017, terracotta, drawings and fabric, cm.1085x70,5x14, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 4, el espacio entre un pie y otro pie. Ambos ojos se miran entre si, 2017, terracotta, drawings and fabric, cm.1085x70,5x14, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 4, el espacio entre un pie y otro pie. Ambos ojos se miran entre si, 2017, terracotta, drawings and fabric, cm.1085x70,5x14, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 4, el espacio entre un pie y otro pie. Ambos ojos se miran entre si, 2017, terracotta, drawings and fabric, cm.1085x70,5x14, detail
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Rodrigo Hernández, Paris, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Spiral (Lizard), from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Spontaneous meeting (Freiestr), from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 5, caminata por debajo de la mesa. Sol en la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.605x82x14, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 5, caminata por debajo de la mesa. Sol en la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.605x82x14, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 5, caminata por debajo de la mesa. Sol en la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.605x82x14, detail
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Rita Ponce de León, Caminata 5, caminata por debajo de la mesa. Sol en la sombra, 2017, terracotta, drawings, and fabric, cm.605x82x14, detail
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Rodrigo Hernández, To the supermarket and back, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Wind in Basel. Wind in Lisbon, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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Rodrigo Hernández, Feet under the table, from Silvia series, 2017, terracotta, cm.20x28
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