Verónica Peña Martinez "Without Name"

The LAB Gallery

poster for Verónica Peña Martinez "Without Name"

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"Without Name" is a reconstruction of an ephemeral installation/performance created in 2008 in response to the loss of the artist's father. In order to feel closer to him, Verónica Peña Martinez creates the world of the absent, and transforms herself into one of them. Her work is inspired by her desire to experience the union between the absent and the present. For "Without Name," Martinez will cover the gallery with a thin layer of plastic and, thinking of the garage where her father died, she will paint red over the plastic. The artist will cross the room with strings from wall to wall. Using the strings, she will build a sculptural group evoking an encounter, and arrange and rearrange masses of paper until the sculptures convey a presence.

Covered in a skin of plastic and paint, Martinez will sit or stand in a corner, a living sculpture, numb for hours. When performing, she cannot see, only hear. Hearing is the last sense we lose when we are dying... she will build the space and wait for her father to come.



from December 10, 2010 to December 31, 2010

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