Páramo Gallery weekend Mexico city, and Prima Materia at LACASAPARK Artist Residency

solo project:

Páramo Gallery, Gallery Weekend in Mexico City

Liat Yossifor

So, like a forgotten fire

Sept. 20 – 23, 2018

Praga 35, Colonia Juarez Mexico City, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico—Páramo is pleased to present So, like a forgotten fire—an exhibition of new works by Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based artist Liat Yossifor. Presented on the occasion of Mexico City Gallery Weekend 2018, and staged in an apartment in the city’s historic Roma neighborhood, the exhibition marks Yossifor’s first solo presentation in Mexico City.

For nearly a decade, Yossifor’s works have been sited within histories of abstraction. Her complex and densely textured works, produced through a physically demanding and time-restricted process, are at first glance amalgamations of gestures that echo the conditions of action painting. They are more so however, unique forms in their own right—intentional compositions that straddle genres while rigorously mining the formal dimensions of the painting medium and the conceptual concerns of figuration and performativity. Trained at UC Irvine at the height of the culture war debates, Yossifor’s practice has been deeply invested in the material tensions that emerge at the intersection of abstraction and representation. Her early work, often depicting human subjects and narrative scenes that aligned with traditions of history painting, evolved into sophisticated investigations of the representational potential of the language of abstraction.


Group show:

Off-site Exhibition

Prima Materia September 22nd – October 26th

Curated by Viridiana Mayagoitia

Organized by PEANA and Adrián S. Bará at LACASAPARK Artist Residency


Owen Armour

Peter Brock

Adrián S. Bará

Juliana Cerqueira Leite

Tomás Díaz Cedeño

Faivovich & Goldberg

Andrea Galvani

Alison Kudlow

Gonzalo Lebrija

Pedro Martínez-Negrete

Ana Montiel

Mario Navarro

Diego Orendain

Barb Smith

Bosco Sodi

Ernesto Solana

Tove Storch

Casey Tang


Liat Yossifor


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