Regina Silveira launches a new print as part of the project Os amigos da gravura, in conjunction with the exhibition Grafias e Bordados, at Biblioteca Mário de Andrade, São Paulo.
The exhibition Grafias e Bordados [Spellings and Embroidery] gathers recent works created in several media, from traditional engraving to digital technics for printing and cutting. The formal variety allows the viewer not only to get in contact with the plurality of Silveira’s production, but also to apprehend key elements that reappear in different works, such as the use of shadows as an element capable of transfiguring everyday images.
In her recent production, which include the new engraving edited for the Museus Castro Maya’s project Os Amigos da Gravura, Regina Silveira explores in an unusual fashion the cross stich embroidery, a new element that points to the performativity in her production. This line of research has originated large dimensions works that coat wide architectures, such as MASP (São Paulo, Brazil) and the indoor porch of the Museu Amparo (Puebla, Mexico), or even that cover public transport vehicles, as were the Casulos [Cocoons] commissioned by the International Biennial of Curitiba (Brazil), in 2013. Due either to their ephemerality or their large proportions, these pieces are represented in the show by mock-ups or documentary films.