spatial profiling (after Margaret Dragu’s ‘Eine Kleine Nacht Radio’).
Performed for Mayworks – Festival of Working People and the Arts, Toronto
Photograph by Manolo Lugo
Katzman Contemporary is pleased to present a performance by Francisco-Fernando Granados, in response to an installation by Janet Jones. Join us in our new space, pre-construction.
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
2 to 5pm, Canadian Art talk at 4:30pm
86 MILLER STREET
Francisco-Fernando Granados – hint
In 1973, Helen Frankenthaler exhibited Hint from Bassano in Toronto. The painting, a 7’1” x 18’11¼” acrylic on canvas, directly references Flight Into Egypt, a 1540 work by Jacopo da Ponte, known as Il Bassano. Frankenthaler collapses the allegory of exile painted by Il Bassano, translating it into a harmonious horizontal colour study. Tracing the trace of a trace, Granados’ performance takes its cue from Frankenthaler’s post-painterly surface as a means to create points of contact between allegory and translation, setting the stage for action.
idea of collapse operates as an observation on the behaviour and attitude of post-painterly abstraction in relationship to figurative Art History.