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Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages

Opening reception Tuesday 15 January, 5 to 7 pm

15 January - 19 February 2019

Rodrigo Cass, Contra-Composicao (existir) / Counter-Composition (exist), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Contra-Composicao (existir) / Counter-Composition (exist), 2018

Concrete on inkjet print on cotton paper, unique in a series

24 x 25 1/4 inches

61 x 64 cm

Edition 1 of 3

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (The Drawing Exists), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (The Drawing Exists), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (Penetrate Out), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (Penetrate Out), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (By These Loving Notes), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (By These Loving Notes), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (By Structural Excercises), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (By Structural Excercises), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (In Physical Time), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (In Physical Time), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (Through Friction Contents), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (Through Friction Contents), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (Spiritual - Living - Breathes), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (Spiritual - Living - Breathes), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (Repeat and Exist), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (Repeat and Exist), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (Three Grand Gestures), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (Three Grand Gestures), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (Made to Measure You), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (Made to Measure You), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (My Love), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (My Love), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passages (At Infinity), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passages (At Infinity), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

17 x 20 3/4 x 1 inches

43 x 53 x 2.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Passagens Amorosas / Loving Passages, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Passagens Amorosas / Loving Passages, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

43 1/4 x 52 x 6 inches

110 x 132 x 15 cm

Rodrigo Cass, On Handling, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

On Handling, 2018

Video projection on linen canvas and bronze sculpture

26 x 35 inches

66 x 88.9 cm

Edition 1 of 5

Rodrigo Cass, Estudo Para Uma Revolucao / Study of a Revolution, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Estudo Para Uma Revolucao / Study of a Revolution, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

10 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches

26 x 20 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Amarelo Liberto / Yellow Liberated, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Amarelo Liberto / Yellow Liberated, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

36 1/4 x 30 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches

92 x 77 x 5.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Amarelo Liberto / Yellow Liberated, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Amarelo Liberto / Yellow Liberated, 2018

Side view

Rodrigo Cass, Outline of a Theory, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Outline of a Theory, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

31 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches

80 x 80 x 7 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Exercício Spiritual (Estrutura) / Spiritual Exercise (Structure), 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Exercício Spiritual (Estrutura) / Spiritual Exercise (Structure), 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

12 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches

32 x 26 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Infinite Contents, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Infinite Contents, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

22 3/4 x 20 x 1 1/4 inches

58 x 51 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Filosofia Sem uma Teoria / Philosophy Without a Theory, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Filosofia Sem uma Teoria / Philosophy Without a Theory, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

15 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches

40 x 42 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Indent, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Indent, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

24 1/2 x 13 x 1 1/4 inches

62 x 33 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Gestos Pensantes / Thinking Gestures, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Gestos Pensantes / Thinking Gestures, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

19 x 11 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches

48 x 30 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Azul Manifesto / Blue Manifest, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Azul Manifesto / Blue Manifest, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

19 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches

50 x 39 x 3 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Mao Espacial / Spatial Hand, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Mao Espacial / Spatial Hand, 2018

Concrete on photographic print, unique in a series

13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches

35 x 45 cm

Edition 1 of 3

Rodrigo Cass, Homem Vivo Exterior / Outer Living Man, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Homem Vivo Exterior / Outer Living Man, 2018

Concrete, white concrete and tempera on linen

31 3/4 x 26 x 1 3/4 inches

81 x 66 x 4.5 cm

Rodrigo Cass, Homem Vivo Exterior / Outer Living Man, 2018

Rodrigo Cass

Homem Vivo Exterior / Outer Living Man, 2018

Side view

Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages
Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages

Press Release

Rodrigo Cass

figures, gestures and passages

15 January through 19 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present figures, gestures and passages, the first solo exhibition of Rodrigo Cass in the United States.

 

The title, figures, gestures and passages, is a nod to Robin Evans’ essay Figures, Doors and Passages, which compares paintings and architectural plans in order to understand the relationship between spatial organization and social interactions. In this new body of work, Cass utilizes minimal concrete gestures drawn onto canvas, likened to text on the page or a complex system of corridors creating a metaphysical landscape to be explored.

 

Counter-Composition (exist) sets the stage for the exhibition – the hues from the photograph’s rainbow prism are cast onto the gallery walls creating passage from one work to another as if there was no beginning or end.  The six monochromatic paintings installed in the gallery hallway appear as if they have been torn from the prism, rebounding unity and separation. The twelve paintings that comprise Passages in the main gallery form a calendar - the concrete gestures appear to be an emblem of a great theory left to be decoded by each visitor.

 

Near the fireplace rests a large green painting, Loving Passages, reminiscent of a school chalkboard. The lesson is a loving affective geometry akin to the relationship of the house with those who live in it. Whereas, The Outline of a Theory hangs from the ceiling at the gallery entrance painted with a fixed plan as if it is reflecting the traversed path below.

 

Cass’s video, On Handling, projects six colors superimposed in layers onto a linen and bronze sculpture placed inside the fireplace. The artist’s hand moves in gestures like a brush, revealing layer after layer. The primitive, repetitive gestures become the author of a new passage.

 

Rodrigo Cass (b. 1983) lives and works in São Paulo, Brasil. Cass received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Faculdade Santa Marcelina in São Paulo, Brasil. Cass has exhibited at Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo; Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galpão, São Paulo; Galeria de Arte Copasa, Belo Horizonte; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo; Galerie MDM, Paris, France; Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo; Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany; and MALG - Museu de Arte Leopoldo Gotuzzo, Pelotas.

 

Selected public collections include Casa do Olhar Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brasil; Fundação Rômulo Maiorama, Belém, Pará; MAP - Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brasil; Pinacoteca de Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brasil; andTBA21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria.