Tanya Leighton is pleased to present a curated feature of newly finished works by a selection of the gallery’s artists.
These new and recent works, across a variety of medium and scale, would have been the foundation of the gallery’s presentation at Art Basel this June. In light of the event’s cancellation, we are proud to be sharing our artists’ unique perspectives with you in our first online Viewing Room.
We hope that this new platform provides an authentic experience for you to encounter and enjoy the works of many of our artists.
Cesarco’s work frequently brings together two interconnected themes: the nature of influence and sustaining desire.
‘Student Work (Playing the Standards)’ speaks of a moment of transition, of a movement inwards, of needing to find one's footing, again. And in doing so, looking to the nature of influence, learning, repetition, and difference.
From Marcel Duchamp’s or Stanley Brouwn’s meters, to Andre Cadere’s round bars of wood, to Guy Mees, or the Surface/Support group, Alejandro Cesarco’s new series, 'The Long Term (A Measure of Intimacy)’, carries a long line of references.
Moreover, they refer to Cesarco's ongoing work portraying couples, their relationships, and the limits of language. These works stubbornly insist on questioning the sustainability of desire in the long term through allegorically measuring or quantifying the comforts of intimacy — its distance.
I think art is, in many ways, a form of art history, a way of furthering a dialogue with the past.