Galerie Agnes Monplaisir is pleased to present the Colombian artist Olga de
Amaral, for her very first London exhibition at the Louise Blouin Foundation in
Olga’s works, which are internationally known, often take the form of
large fibre works covered with gold or silver leafs. Her specialized technique
incorporates fibre, paint, gesso and precious metals seamlessly integrating art,
textile technics, and design.
Amaral was important in the development of post-war Latin American
abstraction. Her work takes the elements of painting off the stretcher and into
space. Architecture, mathematics, landscape, and sociocultural dichotomies in
Columbia are woven together through the use of fibre.
Olga de Amaral’s art is collected by major museum, corporation and private
collectors. Amaral has exhibited in many institutions worldwide including: Musée
d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, Indianapolis Museum of Art,
Indianapolis, Indiana and the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan. Her work is
represented in the collections of over forty museums including De Young Museum,
San Francisco, California, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland, Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York, The Art of Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, and the
Renwick Gallery of the National Gallery, Washington D.C.
The exhibition will take place at the Louise Blouin Foundation from October
14th through October 30th, 2013 located at 3 Olaf Street London W11 4BE UK.