jueves, 9 de abril de 2015

A Universal Truth - Barnadas Huang Art Gallery (Singapore)

A propósito de mi próxima exposición individual 'A Universal Truth' en la Galería Barnadas Huang (Singapur)
del 11 de abril al 10 de junio

Regarding my SOLO EXHIBITION in Barnadas Huang Art Gallery (Singapore)

Space, to Mónica Dixon, is a presence and an absence. It is also an instrument she wields with skilful precision to challenge our ideas and perception of our individual identities. In A Universal Truth, Mónica explores the dichotomy between what we are and who we are. To do so, she takes a series of deceptively simple images and forces us to consider the division between the physical spaces of house – a structure we take for granted – and the social construct of a home. Through an adept manipulation of space and light, she builds a timeless world that is uninhabited by man or machine.
Her exterior canvases depict structures painted with painstaking detail. Dixon’s mysterious houses sit calmly on vast plains and at the brink of anonymous interstate highways. As a counterpoint, her interiors present desolate staircases and hallways devoid of the details and context that differentiates a house from a home.
Dixon therefore creates dissonance by transforming the familiar into the unfamiliar, highlighting the house as a vessel for our distinct identities against a primal need for shelter. Through this, we are invited to consider our understanding of what a home is and means, forcing us to consider how we as individuals shape the spaces we inhabit and vice-versa.
By stripping away the very objects that give our lives meaning, she leaves us no choice but to look introspectively to fill the empty spaces we seem to know. And, it is our constant and perpetual search for belonging and acceptance that grounds this universal truth.
Mónica Dixon (b. 1971, New Jersey, USA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University in 1997. Mónica’s works have entered public and private collections in the United States, France, Spain, Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore. She now lives and works in Asturias, Spain.

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