Opening the 2021 exhibition calendar, Celma Albuquerque Galeria de Arte presents the solo exhibition of the artist Jade Marra on the first floor of the gallery. Graduated in Fine Arts at Escola Guignard, the artist develops a research that starts from her personal relationships to address issues such as intimacy, affectivity and identity.
The exhibition, entitled “Te anonimato”, gathers the most recent works of the young artist from Minas Gerais who has been standing out on the national scene with her works, which consist mainly of paintings, in addition to drawings and objects of an installational character. For this new project, the artist proposes a dialogue between her works and the gallery’s exhibition space, installing suspended metal plaques that read phrases taken from her poetry notebook. The paintings can be seen reflected by the plaques and overlaid by the words inscribed on them, thus gaining more layers of meaning and reading. In this way, Jade creates a relational path and a reflective experience for the visitor, placing him in a context alluding to the issues of closeness and distance inherent in interpersonal relationships.
About the title and the theme of the exhibition, the artist reports: “During a conversation between my companion and me, the expression “te anonimato”emerged as an alternative given by my phone’s automatic spell checker to “te amo muito (I love you very much)”and, since then, it has been our code to express love. Chosen as the title of the exhibition, this extremely personal expression refers to themes arising from affective relationships, such as the recognition of the identity that is often mirrored – or lost – in the other.”