NEW PALTZ — The Bronx Museum of the Arts is currently featuring an exhibition, Araucaria, by Rimer Cardillo. The show includes a selection of prints, mixed media installations, and sculptural works which span Cardillo’s artistic production over the last decade. It also includes two site specific installations commissioned by the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The exhibition will continue through August 23.
Rimer Cardillo is a faculty member in the art department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 1997, he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship to assist him in his research and artistic creation of an installation project which has as its focus, the Amazonian rain forest. He also received his third fellowship award from the New York Foundation for the Arts, in 1997, in the category of printmaking/drawing/artists’ books. Recently, one of the artist’s large woodcuts, Cachicamo Island, received a first prize in the Twelfth International Biennial of Puerto Rico. The biennial exhibition will continue through September 30.
Beginning May 28 and running through June 27, an exhibition of Cardillo’s works will be held at the Cavin Morris Gallery in Soho, Manhattan, NY.
Last fall, the artist was invited to participate in the Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. For that occasion, he created an installation, Sistine Camera, in which digital images (created from pictures Cardillo had taken 22 years before, in Porto Alegre) were installed in light boxes hanging from arcades in the city’s main street.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is located at 1040 Grand Concourse, near 165th Street.