ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Co-organized with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the retrospective showcases more than 50 large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed-media wall works created by Fernández over two decades, offering Arizona audiences the opportunity to experience her evocative creations that reinterpret the relationships between nature, history, and identity.
Based in New York, Fernández was born in Miami in 1968 to Cuban parents. She is renowned for her prominent public artworks and experiential sculptures, and through her practice, she explores perception and the psychology of looking, regularly manipulating light and space to create immersive, intimate, and unpredictable spaces. Using a range of materials, including silk, graphite, onyx, mirrors, glass, and charcoal, her minimalist yet substantive installations and sculptures often evoke landscapes, the elements, and various natural wonders, including meteor showers, cloud formations, and the night sky. Her recent body of work contrasts the sublime nature of traditional landscapes with the current politically charged climate of the United States and addresses social issues such as the challenges of democracy.
Teresita Fernández, Fire (United States of the Americas) 2, 2018. Charcoal; 137 x 442 x 1 in. (overall). Installation view, Fire (United States of the Americas) 2, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, 2018. Courtesy the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul; and McNay Art Museum.