Rojo Indio

Sandra Gamarra
Sandra Gamarra, Detail of Producto, oil on canvas, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Juana de Aizpuru.
“What vanity is painting which wins admiration for its resemblance to things we do not admire in the original.” Sandra Gamarra, Mercancia I. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Juana de Aizpuru.
Installation shot. Sandra Gamarra, “Rojo Indio”, Galería Juana de Aizpuru. Photo: Oak Taylor Smith
“The message is clear: certain mixes – especially those of whites and indigenous with blacks – could only lead to the appearance of vile feelings, immoral proclivities and an extreme inclination to a state of immorality.” Sandra Gamarra, Producto, oil on canvas, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Juana de Aizpuru.
“…in this specific composition, a technology of the gaze was signically organized to drive a specific code, that forces a hierarchy in the reading of symbols, bodies and landscapes… that was placed in the order of the exhibition: translation, barbarism, the exotic versus the modern, the mechanized, technified and rational, were condensed in the technology of the exhibition and processed in a particular code of view that is, perhaps, the hardest thing to remove as a blind spot of the ideological operation.” Sandra Gamarra, Mercancia II. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Juana de Aizpuru.
Installation shot. Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith
Installation shot. Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith
Detail of one of the showcases. Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith
“In this tradition, the image of nature (or rather, nature translated into image) assumes the existence of a space of culture, that is, of civilization, from which its exterior is contemplated. It is the rectangle of the window that transforms the exterior to landscape.” Sandra Gamarra, Recurso II. Courtesy of the artist and Galería Juana de Aizpuru.

 

Rojo indio [Indian Red]
Sandra Gamarra
Galería Juana de Aizpuru
Madrid
17 Feb – 31 March 2018

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