TERESITA FERNANDEZ (1968-)
Teresita Fernández is known for her deft ability to transform common materials and processes into dazzling cinematic illusions.
Her immersive installations and evocative large-scale sculptures blend abstraction, reflection, and transparency into potent configurations of projection and play.
Nature and perception are the schematic sources for Fernández’s picturesque materializations. Clouds, trees, water, and fire – in patterned formations of polished stainless steel, glass, plastic, and thread – double as screens, mirrors, and lenses, and vacillate between object and optical phenomena.
Much like shadows or ghosts, Fernández’s doubled forms reside in the folds and margins of perception – a tangled overlay of absence and presence, nature and artifice, subject and object.
In 2005, Fernández was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. Published in collaboration with the Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa
Forfattere: Annette Carlozzi, Dave Hickey, Anne Stringfield, Gregory Volk, David Louis Norr.