Teresita FernÁndez

I love Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Teresita Fernández’ artwork. Her recent show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery featured works that evoked the dramatic and universal experience of looking up at the night sky.  The centerpiece was a stunning installation made up of thousands of colored translucent layers of polycarbonate in dramatic tones of grays and pinks.  The large-scale artwork, spanning across the ceiling, filtered the natural light to create an incredible color field reminiscent of the aurora borealis.  The show also featured unique prints that paired images of the night sky with Braille like patterns inspired by constellations.

Night Writing (Koh-i-Noor), 2011
colored and shaped paper pulp with ink jet assembled with mirror
49.21 x 66.14 inches
125 x 168 cm
Edition of 1, 1 AP
Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and STPI Singapore

installation view, 201 Chrystie Street
Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong