Lehmann Maupin would like to announce an exhibition of new work by Teresita Fernández. This will be Fernández's second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin.
Evident in her multi-layered drawings, glass cube wall pieces and sculpture Teresita Fernández gives form to natural phenomena. By breaking these down to their essential elements Fernandez presents an exhibition of minimal work, which evokes smoke and fire. On exhibit will be a large "ring of fire" constructed from thousands of silk threads from Scalamandre. Produced during her residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, these layers of richly colored threads are held taught between two rings and suspended from the ceiling creating a unique optical illusion of transparency and dense color.
Fernández has had solo exhibitions at Site Santa Fe, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., and Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy. She will also have solo exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and at the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga in Spain later this Spring. Teresita Fernandez is the recipient of numerous awards and was commissioned for a special project by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is the youngest artist commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum for the Olympic Sculpture Park. Here she has designed a covered glass bridge titled Seattle Cloud Cover where visitors will be allowed to walk through and see the sky and cityscape change through tiny holes in the colored glass.