Opening: Wednesday, July 24, 6 pm Exhibition: July 25 through August 10 Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday – 11 am to 6 pm
During the summer vacation ArteMorfosis welcomes Swiss Artist Alain Rebord to exhibit in the gallery space.
Alain Rebord is his full name, Swiss artist, he holds a Bachelor of Art in visual arts from the HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et Design) school in Geneva as well as diploma from the HEP (Haute Ecole Pedagogic, Vaud) and was a visual art teacher for 38 years. He sofar held 30 exhibitions in Switzerland and Europe: Lausanne, Vevey, Ballens, Basel, Geneva, Paris, etc. His paintings could be classified in the semi-abstract style. His inspiration comes from his frequent travels to South America, the near- and far-East. After painting many years in his workshop in Bourgogne, France and Prévérenges, Vaud, he recently opened his current workshop in the old bourg of St. Prex, Vaud.
Alicia Leal (* 1957) is an artist whose works oscillates between dream and reality. With carefree, typically Caribbean color intensity, her story telling, surreal paintings are visually inspired, among other things, by the folk art of Cuba: Fables, visions, mysteries and life are her sources of inspiration.
With her second exhibition in Zurich, COMMON WORLDS – A Journey from Havana to Zurich, she repeats her last visit. Alicia Leal – just like a seismograph – mirrors the society in which she lives: even though the starting point and destination of this journey are the same, the journey through the inner creativity of this woman has created new and fresh works. ArteMorfosis shows her latest works.
Exhibition: January 11 through March 16, 2019 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm (The gallery remains closed form February 13 to February 22)
Onay Rosquet (Havanna, *1987) takes inventory of our lives. He demonstrates: We can not give up our “attachments”, cannot live on bread alone. As insignificant as every object, every meaning appears, in their totality they show our life.
The exhibition ATTACHMENTS is his second solo exhibition in Zurich. The latest work presented is a continuation of his series of collection of objects shown in 2017. His seemingly random – yet carefully orchestrated – compilation of papers lets the audience immerse themselves in personal memories. By painting collections of paper, he conjures up almost forgotten associations in the viewer. Onay Rosquet wants us to pay attention to the things we usually do not notice.
“I’m fascinated by the social phenomenon of people’s dependency on documents – be it bills, legal documents or love letters,” says Rosquet. He shows how these documents have become companions or ATTACHMENTS of our lives.
The art historian and curator Rosemary Rodríguez (* Havanna, 1984) shows in the exhibition EVERYDAY UNIVERSE with works of Hektor Frank (* Havana, 1961) and Abel López (* Havanna, 1985), how scarcity gives rise to artistic impulses.
In Cuba, in the early 1990s, when the former Soviet Union ceased to exist and the gross national product of Cuba collapsed by more than 30%. Practically over nicht everything became scarce, including canvas, paper or paint – but not creativity.
The curator shows current works by both artists, in which this creativity of scarcity still lives on today as an essential feature of the work.