Apparitions: Solo exhibition at La Caja Blanca
On view September 20 - December 15, 2012
Opening reception: September 20, 7 to 10
La Caja Blanca is pleased to present Alyssa Pheobus Mumtazís first solo exhibition in Spain. An American artist currently based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Pheobus Mumtaz is best known for monumental drawings that link archaic architectural forms to a hieroglyphic language of abstraction. Initiated during a research residency conducted with the support of La Caja Blanca in Palma this summer, the works assembled in the exhibition reflect the artistís expansion into new drawing strategies that incorporate collage, graphite rubbings and ikat weaving. Like her abstract works on paper, these new projects display a sensitive engagement with materials that echoes her deep reverence for traditional and devotional craft practices.
As glimpses into projects that are still unfolding, the works presented in Apparitions examine traces of the past that are suspended cryptically in the present. The uniquely layered and contentious histories of the island of Mallorca have provided a critical point of departure for Pheobus Mumtazís attraction to communities, practices and bodies of knowledge that are on the verge of disappearance.