JULIA GALLIEZ: "semBra"
From 01-13-2015 To 02-27-2015
JULIA GALLIEZ: semBra
January 13 - February 27, 2015
Opening reception: Tuesday, January 13 at 6pm
Julia Galliez works with "painted sculptures" that float in between toys, machines, and sculpture. They can be turned with a mechanism so that the viewer participates by giving them form and rhythm, giving them control over the composition.
Through the use of light and shadow, forms are bound to appear. semBra is an exhibition which seeks the spaces “in between”, spaces that gives life to forms, leaving the viewer free to interact with the delicacy of light and the strength of a form.
After spending five months in her native country, Brazilian artist Julia Galliez creates this new body of work where Brazil becomes questo instante fecundo in una terra seca piena d’acqua.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Julia Galliez (1982) uses art as a vital way to communicate and interact with the world. In 2002, she studied at Parsons Paris. Galliez, then moved to Italy to study Art History at Studio Art Centers International (2003-2004) in Florence. After two years of intense studio practice, she had her first solo show entitled, ”Nostalgia, Everything That Is Alive, Dies” (“Saudade Tudo que é Vivo Morre”). The exhibition was curated as a single installation and set an important phase to Julia’s artistic process as her work began a direct dialogue with its fragile materiality and transitory nature, exploring the degrading characteristic of gravity and assumes its ephemeral quality and condition. At this same time, influenced by her collaborations with the Butoh dance company, “Chimera Dance Company”, Julia also incorporates performance elements to her artwork.
Julia moved to London, and in 2010 she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art. In 2012, she was selected to participate in the ALAS Residency, a summer residency in London for artistic professional development that is followed by a two-week exhibition. She currently lives and works in Tuscany, Italy.