Geometry in Motion


Geometry in Motion
Heloisa Botelho
ON VIEW June 23 – September 25, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, June 23 | 6-9pm
O Cinema Wynwood |  90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Botelho has created a new series inspired by Copacabana in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her new home in Miami. In this series, she introduces imagery and circular shapes, an influence of the Art Deco architecture that abounds in her new city. Using a monotyping technique influenced by one of her mentors, Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, Botelho draws with charcoal and creates collages by transferring geometric shapes painted on plastic sheets to the canvas. As a result of this technique, shapes are not exact as they get lost during the transfer process. By extracting the brush from the painting process she incorporates the element of chance.

Botelho’s interest in collage carries over to the installation, Art Around the Corner. In this installation, Botelho uses postcards that she has collected over the last 10 years from her time in Boston, New York and Miami to create a collage mimicking the patterns created in her paintings.

Closing Reception | Geometry in Motion
Brunch & Film Screening of Central Station
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 11:30am
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/South Florida invite you to the closing reception of Geometry in Motion, an exhibition by Heloisa Botelho.

Starting at 11:30 am, guests will enjoy a complimentary light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas. Then at 12:00 pm, guests will be invited into the auditorium for a free film screening of Central Station.

Heloisa Botelho | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Lives and works in Miami Beach
Botelho is a mixed media artist who works with acrylic, transfers and collage. Through a reconstructive process, she reproduces traditional works in painting such as impastos and transparencies using original semantic content, creating a second layer of purely conceptual juxtapositions. Botelho graduated from the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro with a specialization in painting. Her work has been featured in numerous international museums and group exhibitions across North America, Europe and Asia. Corporate collections including Santander Bank, HSBC, Terrabank, Gibraltar Bank, Double Tree Hotel and Genesis Corporation.


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