POLARITY: LISA HAQUE | CAPUCINE SAFIR
September 7 – October 12, 2019
Curated by Ronald Sanchez
Laundromat Art Space is pleased to present “POLARITY” a two person exhibition of new site specific installations and sculptures by Miami based artists Lisa Haque and Capucine Safir. The opening will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 6-9pm at 5900 NE 2nd ave Miami, FL 33137.
Po·lar·i·ty /pəˈlerədē,pōˈlerədē/ : the state of having two opposite or contradictory tendencies, opinions, or aspects.
The exhibition explores the nuances in form and concept revealed by the juxtaposition of materials with opposite qualities. Polarity investigates both the formal contrast in materiality between paper and limestone as well as the malleability of these materials via the artists’ ability to defy, redefine and reform their inherent characteristics. Hard and heavy appears soft and weightless; fibrous and flexible becomes solid and rigid.
Lisa Haque is an artist living and working in Miami, Florida. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and has taught papermaking, printing, and book arts for Rutgers University, the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and institutions around the U.S. Her work has been shown at the Hudson Guild Gallery and the International Print Center in New York; Fabriano, Italy, and the Moriki Paper and Ozu Waski/Oji Paper Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Her artists books are housed at the University of Miami, Special Collections, and the Newark Public Library.
Capucine Safir is a French-born professional sculptor currently based in Miami, Florida. She is known for the refinement of her smooth and organic sculptures in stone and fiberglass. Her pieces are featured at exhibits across the States, within several private collections and regularly during Art Basel/Miami Art Week. Capucine is also represented by Maria Elena Kravetz – Cordoba, Argentina and Alessandro Berni Gallery in New York City. “My work is about reshaping reality by giving smoothness and sensuality to my sculptures.” – Capucine Safir