Jorge Eielson Exhibition

Timothy Taylor

poster for Jorge Eielson Exhibition
[Image: Jorge Eielson "Quipus 64B" (1992)]

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Timothy Taylo presents an exhibition of works by Peruvian artist Jorge Eielson at the gallery’s New York location. Organized in close collaboration with the Archivio Jorge Eielson, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s Quipus, a series of knotted, twisted, and stretched canvases that extend into three dimensions.

A poet and a visual artist, Eielson is best known for his Quipus series, an exploration of material, form, and communication that he began in 1963 and continued for four decades. The works are conceptual reinterpretations of ancient quipus—a record-keeping system devised by the pre-Columbian Incas of Peru, translated as “talking knots”—and use shape and color to convey meaning. Eielson created his contemporary versions of the ancient device in raw canvas that he stretched, twisted, knotted, and then painted in monochrome or polychrome bands, with each hue, knot, and intersection representing a symbol or word.



from November 14, 2019 to December 20, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-11-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


Jorge Eielson

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