Opening:January 12th, 7pmArtist/s involved:
The work of Elena Del Rivero paves the way for two independent lines that dialogue with each other: the historical; that points to the collective pain of loss, and the personal; that is born from the construction process of our existential pillars.
This exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris (02.10.1947 Long Beach CA.- 01.29.2013 Brooklyn, NY) whose music can be heard during the course of the exhibition courtesy of the artist’s legacy – with our thanks.
Del Rivero will present a selection of works taken from various projects carried out throughout her career that culminate in the concept of admiration for life and experience – leitmotiv and essence of the artist’s inspiration.
In the context of the last stage of the “Archivo del Polvo” (Dust Archive) (2001-2021), Love Song will include the 30 collages-assemblages that were presented in Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, built with the pieces of painting rescued from his studio from the works destroyed during the 9/11 attack.
From “Letters from Home”, where the artist delves into the domestic with the kitchen table as a banner, the artist proposes a conceptual experience with kitchen towels-paintings from different years.
Elena also incorporates works related to “Letters to the Mother”, another of her great projects since 1991, with elements that she has used constantly throughout her career such as needles, paint, embroidery and fabrics.
The exhibition is completed with “Fragments of my Ruin”, a work in which all her ethical and aesthetic concerns of recent years come together in a large installation.
With a photograph of Butch walking through the East Village in New York and taken by Elena in 2008, the exhibition will close along with others taken during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the Soho neighborhood. The images will accompany us throughout the visit as a reflection on the historical, the collective and the personal in the context of an immediate present.
The uses that the artist gives to the materials manage to organically structure the phases that arose as a result of the attacks, as do her drifts and personal reflections that are consolidated in a strong narrative that is the source of her own artistic process.
In the words of the director of Es Baluard (Museum of Contemporary Art of Palma de Mallorca), Imma Prieto: «The importance of Elena Del Rivero’s project lies in the connection established between a specific event, 9/11, and a relationship that unites past, present and future.
Elena del Rivero has lived and worked in New York, USA, since 1991. She has had individual exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid); New Museum (New York), Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington D.C.); International Center of Photography (New York); The Drawing Center (New York); or the Patio Herreriano Museum in Valladolid, among others.