Major Guillermo Kuitca Retrospective Opens Sperone Westwater’s New Building

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NEW YORK, NY.- For its inaugural exhibition at 257 Bowery, Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of new paintings by Guillermo Kuitca. This is Kuitca’s eighth solo show with Sperone Westwater. Kuitca’s new paintings developed from a series he first showed in 2007, when he represented Argentina at the Venice Biennale. While the subject of the canvases in Venice was by and large abstraction itself, in this new group Kuitca mixes the abstract with compositional motifs of his own past series. Alongside his pictorial explorations of light and shadow, color and construction, and the transparency of planes, Kuitca incorporates elements of past series such as fragmented maps, architectural floor plans, and thorns. Some works, such as Untitled (2009), are monumental in scale, while others like Philosophy for Princes I