Artist Talk with Francisco-Fernando Granados


Francisco-Fernando Granados (left) in conversation with guest at the opening reception for duet. Art Gallery of Peterborough: January 28, 2020. Image by Matthew Hayes.

Saturday March 7, at 2 pm
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Francisco-Fernando Granados in conversation with Spencer J. Harrison

About the exhibition: duet | Jack Bush + Francisco-Fernando Granados

duet brings together work by Jack Bush and Francisco-Fernando Granados to both invoke the aesthetic legacies of modernist abstraction and to initiate a dialogue on contemporary understandings of this period and its visual strategies. By pairing paintings and prints from the mid-twentieth century with site-specific and digital works from a contemporary moment, the exhibition creates a conversation on abstraction that transcends space, time, and medium.

As an extension of his interest in form, for the past three years, Francisco-Fernando Granados’ has maintained a near-daily drawing practice informed by the compositional strategies of Jack Bush. Produced on a touch-screen phone, these series of abstract drawings are both an affectionate homage and a quiet subversion.

In duet, the discourse between past and the contemporary is understood as ongoing and reciprocal. The dialogue between Jack Bush and Francisco-Fernando Granados, though displaced by decades, reaches across history in an effort to touch that which seems untouchable, to reshape what seems set.

This exhibition was developed in partnership with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and curated by Fynn Leitch and Leila Timmins.

Exhibition on view until March 29, 2020.


Visitor contemplating the works by Jack Bush (left) and Francisco-Fernando Granados (right). Art Gallery of Peterborough: January 28, 2020. Image by Matthew Hayes.

Other exhibitions on view:

217 | Sasha Opeiko

The exhibition 217 includes a series of graphite drawings and 3D printed objects based on images sourced from an article outlining the initial investigations of section 217 in the 4th block of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which contains a large, highly radioactive mass of melted matter, formed following the nuclear meltdown in 1986 and referred to as the Elephant’s Foot.

With this project, the Elephant’s Foot is interpreted as an object that is necessarily distant and invisible, deriving information from the limits of what is visually accessible in these degraded and artefacted digital black and white images.

locked in a way | Matthew Hayes + Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

locked in a way is a collaboration between filmmaker Matthew Hayes and dance artist Victoria Mohr-Blakeney. This short film explores the confining and isolating landscape of grief. It features the last recorded conversation between Victoria and her mother Renate Mohr, as they speak about a creative collaboration that they are not able to finish before Renate’s death. locked in a way offers a brief, intimate space wherein a mother’s voice and a daughter’s body connect across time, space, and even death.

For more information:

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