January 10 – February 10, 2013 | 11 Rivington St, NY
Eleven Rivington is pleased to present ‘Earth’s Earth’, a solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Camila Sposati, on view from January 10 – February 10, 2013. Sposati's work explores the conjunction of aesthetic determinants and natural phenomena and the exhibition will present a selection of drawings, sculpture, installations and video. Sposati was included in the group show ‘Active Forms’ at Eleven Rivington in 2008 and this marks her U.S. solo gallery debut.
Sposati’s oeuvre focuses on forms of growth and ephemeral bursts of energy, as well as meditations on the relevance of gravity and its logical consequences. A defining theme throughout her work is the oscillation between visual pleasure and scientific involvement. Her artistic practice is defined by and drawn from the use of scientific processes and methodologies. She investigates how the rules of entropy intersect with method, including ideas about the perception of space, de-materialization, stillness and silence, and the depiction of movement and growth. An aspect of indeterminacy remains despite her scientific approach, which is evident in her smoke and crystal series (presented as documentary video). Once the processes of these series begin, they become entities under their own influence. Like her historical predecessors and artistic contemporaries—from artists of Brazil’s Neo-Concrete group to those of the Earth Works and Land Art movements—Sposati experiments with a wide range of processes and materials. For this exhibition, she employs a range of resources, including magnets, found stones, silk, wool felt and mirrors – as well as Suzani, an ancient embroidery technique by nomadic tribes from Central Asia (Uzbekistan) - imbuing greater sensuality into her scientific and methodical practice.
Camila Sposati was born 1972 in Sao Paulo and currently lives and works in Paris, France, where she is in residence at the International Residences at Recollets. She studied at Goldsmith’s College at the University of London (M.A.); Centro di Ricerca de la Fotografia, Pordenone, Italy (Post-Graduate Photography); Pontificial Catholic University, Sao Paulo (B.A. in History). Her recent solo exhibitions include Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain; Die Raum, Berlin, Germany; Casa Triangulo, SP, Brazil; and the Highland institute for Contemporary Art, Scotland, UK; and Musée de la Chasse et Nature, Paris, France.