Susy Gómez, “untitled 226”, photography on aluminium, 360 x 240 cm, 2006
Opening: Thursday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Susy Gómez will attend the opening.
Duration: June 9 – August 12, 2006
Susy Gómez (*1964 Pollença, Mallorca) is an extraordinarily vital and universal artist!
Susy Gómez (*1964 Pollença, Mallorca) is an extraordinarily vital and universal artist! For years she has been successfully exploring various fields of art: painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance and most of the time she joins all these elements together to a huge installation: to mental landscapes of reflective processes. In order to lead things – thematically and formally - to the point, she often applies the magnifying glass: sketchy watercolours, delicate silver buds and poetic collages mutate to huge blow-ups: Alice in wonderland meets her psychoanalyst!
The centre of the exhibition in the Viennese gallery will be an oversize leather handbag. Not an ordinary one, but the famous classic from Hermčs, the Kelly bag. With a dimension of 3 metres it allows to stoke longings: "Por Amor" (out of love) tells us about the meaning which the metaphor captures while searching for "great" feelings. Susy Gómez also invites the visitors to take an active part in this investigation by writing down notes to this topic and putting them into the bag later on.
It is the feminine and psychological approach to acquire out of one's own biographic reservoir, which Susy Gómez has in common with Meret Oppenheim or Louise Bourgeois.
This is why the sculpture "mother father" – which gives the exhibition its title - is named after a boat that really exists in Mallorca, Spain. For the Viennese exhibition this boat was recreated (cast in aluminium) in its original size of five metres. It is an hommage to a retrospectively emotional attitude as well as it should be an invitation to travel through some moments of the artist's own existence.
A similar pattern can be found in the works "Es la hora de agua II", for which the artist cast full size aluminium-copies of garments out of her own wardrobe, or the video installation "Para hacerme visible" (to make myself visible). The work from 2006 again promises reconnaissances in the artist's mental landscape. It shows the method of family constellations with real persons out of the artist's environment and in her studio.
Susy Gómez's exhibition is an impulse to change the world around us in reflecting our inside.
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