It’s truly a pleasure to see an artist assemble its pieces to show them with so much perfection and pride such as Brazilian artist Dolly Moreno.
This coming Saturday November 13th, Kelley Roy Gallery in Wynwood will have the latest collection by this celebrated artist, an outburst of genuine jewels made of stainless steel and chromium.
Moreno is the only artist capable of painting on such a strong material. As the embodiment of strength and firmness, the sculptures presented during this solo exhibit will greatly impress the viewers to say the least.
Some of the abstract pieces outlined with geometric forms seem like if they are broken or on the limit to break. Special machinery is used in her tremendous three-story Sao Paolo studio where her efforts to weld together, press, hammer, and paint such a strong material always come out impeccable.
“All my machines I buy them from the auto industry when they [become] outdated or old, I buy and transform them into what I want to create my work,” she said. There are several rotating sculptures such as the “Making Love,” a tall multi-colored piece that resembles an act of love structured with so much passion that the light strikes from every angle creating a perfection of conception in every sense of the word.
“You can see the man, the woman and the penis,” she said with her soft voice explaining that a picture of making love is possible to do it abstractly and realistic at the same time. Just imagining that an artist of this caliber, a woman, a sophisticated lady is able to weld together large size sculptures without any risk of getting hurt is just hard to grasp.
“I have not had any accident; I know it’s dangerous but when we weld we put ice under it, and for instance if we hear a noise in the machine which is not right, the rule is to throw, leave, and run,” she adds.
A year ago, Moreno started playing with colors and the pieces shown at Kelley Roy are her latest creations.
Four years ago Dolly Moreno received the Louvre’s first prize for abstract sculpture in Paris. In 2007, the most recent recognition for Moreno was the creation of the “Dolly Moreno Abstract Sculpture Prize” for the prestigious Louvre’s “Salon National”.
When I asked her, “Why did it take you 10 years to come back to the U.S.? she responded smiling joyfully, “Because I live in Brazil.”
You can see additional photos of the gallery’s set-up in whatsupmiami blog.
Kelley Roy Gallery is located on 50 NE 29th Street, Miami 33137.