Grilo/Fernández-Muro at The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Opening: February 12, 2019 - 7.30 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 12 through May 24, 2019
Exhibition Location: The James B. Duke House, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. 1 E. 78th Street, New York NY 10075
Viewing hours: Monday to Friday, from 1 pm to 4 pm
As part of the Duke House Exhibition Series, the Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to present the work of the Argentinian artists Sarah Grilo (1919-2007) and José Antonio Fernández-Muro (1920-2014). Opening February 12, 2019, the exhibition Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984 seeks to map the influences and movements that inspired their artistic practices from the 1960s through the 1980s. The show features a selection of abstract paintings which create an intimate dialogue between Fernández-Muro’s mimicry of urban and industrial patterns and Grilo’s morphological style. In addition to these paintings, the exhibition also includes an array of exhibition catalogues, publications, documentary photographs, and other rare archival materials. This exhibition is accompanied by a forthcoming panel discussion that includes a conversation with Mateo Fernández-Muro, the artists's grandson and co-executor of The Estate of Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro, moderated by Edward Sullivan, Deputy Director and Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts.
Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984 was organized by Andrea Carolina Zambrano, Damasia Lacroze, Emireth Herrera, and Juan Gabriel Ramírez Bolívar, and was made possible through the support of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Cecilia de Torres Ltd. New York, and The Estate of Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro. This exhibition is generously funded by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).