The work of artist Marta Chilindrón (Argentina, b. 1951) has been informed by her explorations of geometric forms, materials and the relationship between perspective and sculpture. The artist began experimenting with these modular forms at the end of the 1970s, producing unfolding sculptures of simplified furniture forms that collapse in space. In the 1990s, she worked alongside artist Eduardo Costa on conceptual projects that included public interventions and experiments with paint, such as creating garments made out of dried acrylic paint. By the end of the decade, her objects evolved to reflect her current focus, using geometry and familiar forms to investigate different levels of perception and how the viewer processes change.
Integral Geometries features previously created and new works by Chilindrón, including a series of scale models which you can manipulate in order to understand the unfolding systems of the sculptures. The earliest work, Table and Chair, from 2000, represents the connection between her first experiments with furniture and modular objects; and her current constructions in which a hinged two-dimensional shape opens or unfolds to become tridimensional, challenge our perception of space. The hanging sculpture Cloud, from 2009, demonstrates how recognizable forms can be shown in an abstract way. Works such as the large-scale constructions Cube 48 and Pyramid 48, both from 2006, consist of polycarbonate sheets of individual geometric shapes that are joined by hinges, thus each sheet is a unit of a whole new geometric shape that opens up in space into different configurations.
Integral Geometries is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support for the Project Room is provided by the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, Verizon Wireless, the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.