The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, will open May 26, 1990 with the first one-person museum exhibition of Chilean-born artist Enrique Castro-Cid, who has been in the United States since 1960. The exhibition, curated by Henry Geldzahler, will include paintings and works on paper completed since 1986. The gallery is located on Corwith Avenue at the corner of Main Street in Bridgehampton. Hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free.
The group of works in the exhibition reflects Castro-Cid's interest in the history of Renaissance spatial representation and reveals a sensibility deeply rooted in mathematical theory. The artist has devised a unique system of nonlinear perspective and considers his ideas a natural outgrowth of Cartesian analytical geometry. Influential in the development of Castro-Cid's translation of a humanist subject matter to a two-dimensional ground was contemporary British mathematician D'Arcy Thompson's concept of "conformal mapping"--projections where shapes remain constant and angles are preserved creating a hyperspace of four to six dimensions.
In the second floor gallery an installation of works in flourescent light by Dan Flavin is on continued long-term exhibition. The installation was planned by Flavin for the Bridgehampton space and includes nine works from 1971-81.
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