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SERGIO PREGO

October 28–November 20, 2011


Viewing hours: Thursday–Friday 5–7PM, Saturday–Sunday 12–6PM

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ventana244 Art Gallery is pleased to present Sergio Prego's work in an exhibit of sculpture, video and photography that aims to question the symbolic construction of spaces. These projects are the result of an inquiry intended to expand our notions beyond the conventions of material limits in our surroundings and substitute them with a sense of virtual spatial qualities as previous to the provisional material state at a given time.

A series of inflatable sculptures are made as accumulations in sections of a continuous tube that go from the horizontal to the vertical in a partial sequence of arbitrary permutations. The inflatable structures have a body scale physical presence and, at the same time, are studies of possible inhabitable spaces. The shape of their structure can also be read as signs. These sculptures are studies and are the result of previous works with inflatables such as "Proforma Studio", "Ikurrina Corridor" and "Freeside" where the tubes had an architectural scale and were used for a number of actions in their interiors. Photographs in the exhibit present actions made in 2010. Two videos are the result of a sequence of movements in the space by several performers and a structure of fluorescent lights that were superimposed in the space onto the human figures. This spatial overlapping is perceived in the movement of the image around the objects. The work was made with a number of film cameras that take the pictures simultaneously and, in different sessions, were later digitized and superimposed. The fluorescent lamps cut across the performers and space according to a Cartesian grid. One of the videos captures a dialogue between sequenced permutations of the lamps according to the Cartesian axis and the sequence of movements of the limbs.

Sergio Prego • Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoles. "Mr. Pequeño & The Fury" Biziak, Valencia • PRIMER PROFORMA 2010, MUSAC, Leon • Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid. • Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. • "Pan Head" Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. • Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples. • Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid. • Centro de Arte Contemporaneo. Malaga. • "Sunoise" Pallazo Delle Papesse, Sienna • "Boom Tube" Buchmann Gallery, Cologne.

This exhibit is funded by Exte Pare, Basque Institute