“The way things go” (Como vão as coisas) is the first solo show of the São Paulo artist Alexandre Canonico in Rio de Janeiro. The chosen title reflects exactly the idea that permeates all the works of the show and his artistic research, which is how one material relates in relation to another in a space.
Graduated architect, Canonico always starts with materials that are easily found in our everyday life, more precisely in hardware stores. Washers, foams, iron bars, plywood and sand are the starting point of your sculptures. The meeting, or mismatch, between these parts is that composes each work.
The “Field” (Campo) installation, the largest work of the exhibition, fills the entire wall at the bottom of the gallery with large flat washers that are covered by painted steel bars. The same flat washers are present in two other works, where they “run” and draw on plywood. Also part of the exhibition are two series of prints and a sculpture of contorted and perforated steel tubes.
Alexandre Canonico is graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the Faculty of Fine Arts of São Paulo and currently lives in London where he is enrolled on a postgraduate program at the Royal Academy. His practice is strongly influenced by the logic and aesthetics of architectural design and geometric abstraction. Formally, the work tends to a simple resolution and a saving of gestures.
June 13, 2018
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