SAMICO IS HAVING A SOLO EXHIBITION IN MANHATTAN

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A solo exhibition of woodcuts by Brazilian master engraver Gilvan Samico (1928 – 2013) opens tomorrow, February 4, in the Lower East Side, with a reception from 12 to 6pm.

Samico Between Worlds [Rumors of War in Times of Peace]” presents fourteen woodcut pieces produced by the artist in the period between 1997 and 2010. Focusing on the metaphysics of Samico’s work, the exhibit introduces the work  of an important Latin American artist, whose career comprises 300 exhibitions in 30 different countries, awards in the Venice Biennale and works acquired by MoMA.

Born in Recife, located in the northeastern region of Brazil, Samico has been “rediscovered” after his death in 2013.  According to critics, his work stands out from his peers due to its universal language. Tapping from legends and myths while reinventing the popular art of his birthplace, his art is well known for its  connections with the  “Collective Unconscious”  – a  common knowledge of legends, imagery and symbols from different cultures that are shared among human beings.

The exhibition is curated by Marcio Harum and produced by Grupo Om, Dream Box Lab and Juliana Freire.

MORE INFO:

Duration: February 4th – March 5th

Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12 to 6pm

Preview: February 4th, 6 – 9pm

Opening Reception Brunch: February 4th, 12-6pm

Location:

319 Grand Street (corner of Orchard Street), 5th Floor

New York, NY 10002

Directions by Train:

F, M, J, Z to Delancey Street Station

B, D to Grand Street Station

Contact: samico@dreambox.nyc

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