NEW YORK.- latincollector presents Doubles Singuliers, an exhibition of recent drawings and paintings by Ana Patricia Palacios, on view March 30 through May 14, 2005. Palacios’ new work continues her investigation into the notions of duplicity and duality. In Doubles Singuliers, however, the artist articulates a search for an individual’s identity stressing difference, solitude, and isolation through the depiction of figures and couples in seemingly banal and absurd situations.
Ana Patricia Palacios’ use of drawing on paper and canvas is considered by many to be masterful. She “employs delicate lines that seem to touch the surface – just long enough to form the silhouette, record a bodily gesture, or suggest an emotional expression.” Neutral pigments become the backgrounds for such depictions, allowing the characters and the relationship that is established between them to suggest that the apparent banality of the situation is actually a platform to reflect on the realities of sameness and difference, through non-narrative moments void of spatial context. Red elements reappear throughout her oeuvre in the form of objects, backgrounds or clothing, insinuating blood and consanguinity in life and death. In the words of the artist, “Sometimes the imaginary double is an ideal companion and it’s a pleasant phantasm, sometimes he’s a murderous rival and the phantasm turns into a nightmare.”
Ana Patricia Palacios lives and works in Paris. Her latest solo exhibitions include Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris and Galería Diners, Bogotá in 2004, Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, and Santa Fé Art Gallery, Bogotá in 2003. Palacios was a runner up for the prestigious Luis Caballero Prize, Colombia, 2004. Her works are part of public and private collections in Europe, The United States and Latin America. This is Ana Patricia Palacios’ second solo exhibition at latincollector. The show is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with essays by Julia P. Herzberg Ph.D, José Roca, and Yannick Vigouroux.