In the Main Room
LaMontagne Gallery is pleased to present Growth, a new installation by Daniela Rivera.
Introduction to Growth:
Through painting, I build stages that are completed only when somebody inhabits them.
Growth is many things at the same time. It is an attempt to claim some sort of filial link between my work and Richard Long’s A Line Made by Walking (1967). It is also the recognition of the presence of incompletion in my work. My paintings are only paintings when inhabited and activated by the viewers. Finally, Growth is an attempt to bring back, both to Richard Long’s gesture and to my work, the performative action that constructs the pieces in the first place. - D.Rivera, 2011
Daniela Rivera (b.1973, Santiago, Chile) lives and works in Wellesley, MA. Rivera received a BFA from the School of Fine Arts Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile (1996) and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA (2006). Earlier this year her work was part of the continued 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA. Rivera has also shown recently at both the Davis Museum and Cultural Center in Wellesley, MA (2010) and at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY (2008). Her work will next be exhibited at the Mills Gallery in Boston, MA and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile.
Founded in 2007, LaMontagne Gallery is a 2,300 square foot exhibition space located in South Boston on East Second Street.
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