Pelaires Gallery’s new direction and proposal revealed on Art night
“The cave wall was always there” is the title of the exhibition on display at the Pelaires Gallery on Art Night. The exhibit has been curated by Adam Thomas and features works by Carlos Irijalba, Rafa Munárriz, Alice Channer, Steven Claydon, Claudia Peña Salinas, Lucas Simoes, N. Dash and Ricardo Alcaide.
This group exhibition is conceptually and artistically very consistent, showing a clear formal connection and respecting the personal and theoretical approach that artists take in their own practice.
According to gallery manager Frederic Pinya, “This proposal also highlights the way how our programme proposal is evolving as well as the new turn that the Pelaires Gallery is taking.”
“The cave wall was always there” is the title of Pelaires Gallery’s latest group exhibition featuring works by eight different artists for the first time. This display – which will have a crucial role on Art Night – has been curated by Adam Thomas and highlights the evolution process of the Gallery’s programme proposal. Works by Ricardo Alcaide, Claudia Peña Salinas, Lucas Simoes, N. Dash, Alice Channer and Steven Claydon will be displayed for the first time ever together with works by Carlos Irijalba and Rafa Munárriz, who had already collaborated with the gallery. The artists explore different relationships between various materials and their position within our understanding of the world.
Gallery manager Frederic Pinya explains,
“This bold exhibition brings artists together whom we have been following for a long time now and who will now jointly exhibit their works, showing a change of direction in our gallery. We have both emergent and well established artists who have much more to say than what they have said already. Although their current works are already extraordinary, I am pretty certain that their future creations will be even more extraordinary. This exhibit will definitely amaze visitors, also showing the new direction we are taking.” According to Pinya, “The gallery has already collaborated with artists such as Carlos Irijalba or Brazilian Lucas Simoes, whose work we displayed at ARCO Lisboa. Also, we are very happy to have the participation of N. Dash, Steven Claydon, Alice Channer and Ricardo Alcaide. Rafa Munárriz – with whom we have been collaborating for the last three years – is also taking part in the project. He is the youngest artist on display in our gallery. Their works (except for the works by Munárriz and Irijalba) will be exhibited in Palma for the first time ever as part of a proposal that is not only extremely consistent but also conceptually rigorous.” Pinya also added, “This display has been curated by Adam Thomas and will go on until the 22nd of November. It is the first time we work together, so we are really looking forward to seeing how the public will react to it on Art Night.”
Frederic Pinya also noted,
“Our contemporary art gallery has always strived to adapt to new languages and concepts. Now that our 50th anniversary is upon us (we started out in 1969), our current proposal perfectly reflects our evolution over the years and also our desire to collaborate with new artists. We are looking forward to the challenges that the next 50 years will bring in this rapidly changing, versatile world we live in.”
Adam Thomas explained,
“The exhibition brings together a selection of artists who engage with materials and processes at the forefront of their work and practice. Each artist explores different relationships between various materials and their position within our understanding of the world.”
“As artist’s materials and processes are changing with their developments come new meaning, understanding and sensibility. With these new approaches artists discover sites of tension which they interrogate and elevate. Highlighting ways in which we can gain new insight into how materials and processes shape not only the world around us, but come to affect and create our understanding of it.”