The time and space of Calixto Ramirez
October 12 through November 3, 2012
Tiny Park announced the opening of The time and space of Calixto Ramirez. The exhibit opens Friday, October 12, 2012, with a reception from 7-11 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 3. Viewing is on Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
The exhibit is curated by Lislie Moody Castro.
Calixto Ramirez’s videos are a document of a single action, scenario or sculpture set up by the artist. Ramirez creates deceptively simple moments showing time passing, life being lived, and the ephemeral nature of objects as they react to their environment: a person leaps across an empty stretch of sky that fills the screen, a still-life of real vegetables is vulnerably placed on an active street, an enormous stack of papers is placed to blow into an unexpecting cityscape. The videos document these moments, capturing their beauty and tension. The effect is an unsentimentally poetic exploration of the power of being. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in the United States.
The artist will be in attendance at the opening.
Tiny Park presents contemporary art exhibitions, readings, performances, and film screenings by local and national artists. Tiny Park also collaborates with guest curators and outside organizations to present conceptually and aesthetically diverse works. Tiny Park is organized by Brian Willey and Thao Votang.
Tiny Park is located at 1101 Navasota, Suite 2, Austin, Texas.