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Luiz D’Orey | Rumor
September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
September 27 – October 19, 2019
Opening reception Friday, September 27, 6-8 PM
Gallery hours: 12-6 and by appt
ELGA WIMMER PCC is pleased to present Rumor, an exhibition of the Brazilian contemporary artist Luiz D’Orey. The exhibition presents D’Orey’s new series of paintings, a video and a sound installation. Curated by Flavia Tamoyo.
Rumor is an investigation on the invasion of public opinion into a space that was once exclusive to big broadcasting companies. In his series of paintings entitled Cascade — as a reference to the juxtaposition of windows on a computer interface — D’Orey combines the techniques of spray painting, laser printing and laser cutting to create visual equivalents to the flow of information in social media. The video and sound installation further explore the manipulation of appropriated content as masses of agglomerated text and noise.
Cascade is a reference of superposition of images on a computer interface or on screens in general. “It’s an investigation on the flow of information.” In his paintings and interventions, Luiz investigates the processes of circulation of information and its systems in the urban and digital context. The new series refer to both physical space and the digital space of social media. “The pixel and the image as a whole and the superposition of texts and images to the point it becomes a sort of ‘noise’ – an abstraction,” a 21st Century Graffiti. Luiz D’Orey, in an earlier series, used torn images of billboard advertising to create his paintings.
Luiz d’Orey was born in 1993 in Rio de Janeiro and moved to New York in 2012. He received his BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in 2016. During the four years attending SVA he was granted the 727 Award (2016), the Sillas H Rhodes Award (2016), the Gilbert Stone Scholarship (2015), and in 2016 was also chosen to represent the institution at Pulse Art Fair in Miami. The artist has worked as an assistant for the two prominent Brazilian artists Carlos Vergara and Raul Mourão. D’Orey’s paintings have been shown in group shows and fairs in the US, Europe and Brazil. His first solo show Quase Plano (2017), took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Mercedes Viegas Gallery, and was followed by the solos Espaço Comum (2018) at Dotart Gallery in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Recent Ruins (2018) at Gitler & Gallery in New York City. In 2018 his short film Tapume (2018), co-produced with Hugo Faraco, was nominated to the DOC NYC film festival. In 2019 d’Orey was nominated for the PIPA prize in Brazil. His work is also part of the Pipa Institute collection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Luiz D’Orey, Cascade #23, collage of laser prints and spray paint on paper, 31,5″ x 23,6″, 2019.