Renata Lucas: Falha
June 30 -- August 26, 2007
Opening reception: Fri Jun 29, 6–9 pm. Artist’s talk: 6:30 pm
Renata Lucas’s practice is a critical interpretation of how our built environment determines actions, behavior and social relationships, and by extension, society’s dependency on the preservation of prescribed definitions of space, property and order. By offering an alternative spatial imagination—one that brings into consideration malleability, manipulation and play—Lucas provokes the possibility of new subjective and collective engagement within our built environment.
For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Lucas revisits the work Falha (Failure, 2003) an ambitious installation of hinged sheets of plywood that initiates a series of interactions with and reconfigurations of the site, thereby unleashing new expectations of the relationship between individuals and the space of the gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication (forthcoming, August 2007) that documents the artist’s work and includes contributions by REDCAT acting director and curator Clara Kim, curator and critic Adriano Pedrosa, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Lynn Zelevansky.
Born in 1971 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, Lucas has had solo exhibitions at the Galeria Millan Antonio in São Paulo, A Gentil Carioca in Rio de Janeiro, Castelinho do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Paço das Artes in São Paulo and Museu de Arte da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte. She participated in the 27th Bienal de São Paulo in 2006. Lucas received her BFA and MFA at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. She lives and works in São Paulo.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Nimoy Foundation and Ana Sokoloff. Additional support provided by R-23