"Future Perfect" Exhibition

Tria Gallery

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Tria Gallery presents Future Perfect, an exhibition of new paintings by Clara Fialho and Kuzana Ogg. Future Perfect is a term used to describe an event that is expected or planned to happen. In this exhibition, it refers to an imagining of a future time, and the artists' individual concepts of perfection.With different styles, motivations and techniques, Fialho and Ogg nevertheless create a vibrant and positive dialogue of utopian possibilities.

For Fialho, the idea of a "future perfect" is to "take the viewer away from the world of thought" using "elements from dreams" and "universal forms believed to be innately present in every human being". To this end, she uses bright, exuberant colors which emanate a sense of boundless joy. The saturated colors of the background yield to delightful and colorful swirls, splashes and dollops of paint. In her future perfect world, which stems from her disenchantment with the material world around her, Fialho creates a beautiful, happy space which she hopes will deliver the viewer from "what is present in their short-term memories...and leave them with something positive."

Fialho received her BFA from Cooper Union.

Ogg's future perfect world relates to her desire for mankind to live harmoniously with each other and with nature. Her work employs abstract figuration based on life forms and archetypal images and often incorporates bits of still life and landscape. Her long-standing motifs of mangos converge with newer imagery of planted fields and urban architecture. The works on display depict a composition of isolated land masses divided and folded upon itself like origami. She explains that "the mangos are a nostalgic reference to my childhood in India, the seeded fields to a desire for order and continuum, and the windows to the multiple iterations of humanity".

Ogg received her BFA in Studio Arts from SUNY Purchase.



from September 08, 2011 to October 15, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-09-08 from 18:00 to 20:00

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