Teresa Vall Palou. Like a light cloud
From December 16 - March 5, 2022
Opening: Thursday, December 18, 2021 at 7 pm.
Curator: Conxita Oliver
Teresa Vall Palou’s mature work is situated in the challenge of ‘less is more’. It continues to advance in a major stage that consists of dematerialization and the introduction of environmental values that allude to natural energy currents. Its expressive force lies in its sense of elimination and restraint, in a process that evolves into restraint and nudity. Today's paintings are like light, volatile, and vaporous clouds, although the structural rigor is maintained through compositional schemes. It is this constant, the fruit of immediacy, which is sustained throughout its evolution and which is ascertained throughout its itinerary of sensations and intentions. This encounter between the physical world and the intangible universe that it suggests through veiled flotations and spatial growths intensifies as time goes on. On the other hand, the recent installations are inspired by oriental resonances with experimental and research work, made of attempts and intuitions.
Joan Fontcuberta. Alfa i Omega
Opening: Saturday, December 4 de 2021 at 12 a.m.
Curator: Pilar Parcerisas
The work «Alfa i omega», created expressly by the Vallpalou Foundation, part of two iconic figures of Romanesque painting: the Pantocrator and the cap de l'anyell of Sant Climent de Taüll. These two foundational works of Catalan art appear here constituted by a fine selection of fish from the collection of the Museu d'Art Jaume Morera in Lleida. Both the first and the last of the letters of the classical Greek alphabet evoke the origin and the end, the transit of the embryonic point of art and its fins deployment to the contemporary, and now it is the palesa continuity and interdependence between the images.