Black Square, 2018. Broken black glass on wood covered with black vinyl. 9 pieces (17.7x 17.7 x 9.8 in.) installed following the artist’s instructions. 53.5 x 53.5 x 9.8 in. Unique piece.

Black Square, 2018. Broken black glass on wood covered with black vinyl. 9 pieces (17.7x 17.7 x 9.8 in.) installed following the artist’s instructions. 53.5 x 53.5 x 9.8 in. Unique piece.

Goosebumps, 2018. (Detail) Artist book: black box of 1,77 x 11,61 x 11,61 in., black gloves, 10 photographs of 10,62 x 7,87 in., Ultrachrome copy on Galerie Smoth Pearl 310 gram photo paper. Montage on black dibond of 0,078 in. Ed. 2 + 1 A.P.

Goosebumps, 2018. (Detail) Artist book: black box of 1,77 x 11,61 x 11,61 in., black gloves, 10 photographs of 10,62 x 7,87 in., Ultrachrome copy on Galerie Smoth Pearl 310 gram photo paper. Montage on black dibond of 0,078 in. Ed. 2 + 1 A.P.

Goosebumps, 2018. Artist book: black box of 1,77 x 11,61 x 11,61 in., black gloves, 10 photographs of 10,62 x 7,87 in., Ultrachrome copy on Galerie Smoth Pearl 310 gram photo paper. Montage on black dibond of 0,078 in. Ed. 2 + 1 A.P.

Goosebumps, 2018. Artist book: black box of 1,77 x 11,61 x 11,61 in., black gloves, 10 photographs of 10,62 x 7,87 in., Ultrachrome copy on Galerie Smoth Pearl 310 gram photo paper. Montage on black dibond of 0,078 in. Ed. 2 + 1 A.P.

The Mirror Rule, 2018. Grain carton, iron and found feathers. 86,61 x 86,61 x 15,74 in.

The Mirror Rule, 2018. Grain carton, iron and found feathers. 86,61 x 86,61 x 15,74 in.

The Mirror Rule, 2018. Grain carton, iron and found feathers. 86,61 x 86,61 x 15,74 in.

The Mirror Rule, 2018. Grain carton, iron and found feathers. 86,61 x 86,61 x 15,74 in.

The Mirror Rule, 2018. Grain carton, iron and found feathers. 86,61 x 86,61 x 15,74 in. Detail

The Mirror Rule, 2018. Grain carton, iron and found feathers. 86,61 x 86,61 x 15,74 in. Detail

Butterfly Bomb I, 2018. Digital drawing (19,29 x 23,62 x 0,15 in) on glass + mirror (5,90 x 7,28 in.)

Butterfly Bomb I, 2018. Digital drawing (19,29 x 23,62 x 0,15 in) on glass + mirror (5,90 x 7,28 in.)

Butterfly Bomb II, 2018. Action without audience. Record of 12 photographs of 5,90 x 7,28 in. Ultrachrome copy on photographic shiny paper, montage behind shiny methacrylate of 0,078 in., forex and anodized aluminum frame.

Butterfly Bomb II, 2018. Action without audience. Record of 12 photographs of 5,90 x 7,28 in. Ultrachrome copy on photographic shiny paper, montage behind shiny methacrylate of 0,078 in., forex and anodized aluminum frame.

Butterfly Bomb IV, 2018. 4 photographs of 12,83 x 15,74 in. Ultrachrome copy on photographic shiny paper, montage behind shiny methacrylate of 0,078 in., forex and anodized aluminum frame + Broken glass in Butterfly Bomb II and polished iron box foam-lined with black felt, 7,48 x 11,41 x 7,48 in.

Butterfly Bomb IV, 2018. 4 photographs of 12,83 x 15,74 in. Ultrachrome copy on photographic shiny paper, montage behind shiny methacrylate of 0,078 in., forex and anodized aluminum frame + Broken glass in Butterfly Bomb II and polished iron box foam-lined with black felt, 7,48 x 11,41 x 7,48 in.

The Mirror Rule

Rocío Garriga

from September 13, 2018 to November 3, 2018

Freijo Gallery will open a new space on September 13th, 2018.
The inaugural exhibition The mirror rule, is the second individual one of the artist Rocío Garriga in Freijo. The exhibition includes an artist's book, a video and several photographic, sculptural and installation pieces.

The work of Rocío Garriga takes as axis the bombing suffered by the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 to reflect on the current distancing of living nature, and explore the thin veil we build between the ideas of the animal and the human. In this sense, the artist's interest is not focused on what differentiates us but on what unites us. The use of the text, the repetition, the inherent energy to the presence of the object, the care for the details and the visual experience, are some of the resources that underline the poetics of her work.

Particularly, in the pieces included in this exhibition, an artistic research is distilled that incorporates traditional plastic languages, ways of doing that are identified with literature, cinema and the scene: this is the case of Sine Die, an audiovisual work plagued of metaphors that fold into the identification of the terms war and civilization, civilization and war. The mirror rule is, in short, a sum that computes multiple reflections, an attempt that explores the relationships of power and affection that we maintain with our environment, that does not pretend to moralize, but does remember that the opportunity of life is always linked to ecology conditions.

* This exhibition presents one of the zoos that are part of the Bombed Zoos project, a much broader proposal that our artist began to develop at the beginning of 2016 and in which she continues working.

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Article by Carlos Jimenez in Arte y Cultura Visual magazine