For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said, it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word.
– Gaston Bachelard, “The Poetics of Space”
In her autobiographical, site-specific installation at AC [Direct] II, Spanish artist Laura F. Gibellini explores the relationships between public and private environments. Incorporating line drawings and photographic digital prints, Gibellini builds a spatial narrative directly into the gallery through a recreation of a part of her apartment in New York City. Investigating the elasticity and transience of lived spaces, 341 West 24th Street, New York translates a trompe l’oeil fragment of time and place.
About the Artist
Laura F. Gibellini delves into places that mirror our memories and negotiate our past and future. Her work is a complex visual topoanaylsis—one that permeates the psychological and emotional boundaries of the interior and exterior worlds we construct around us. Gibellini has studied Visual Arts in Madrid (Spain) and Kassel (Germany) and is presently pursuing a Doctorate in Contemporary Art Theory from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid), including a Research Fellowship from MoMA.
Gibellini has exhibited in the US at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe and extensively throughout Mexico, Europe and Asia. Her work is part of the Spanish and Iberoamerican Contemporary Art Collection, Nuestra Señora de Africa, Student’s Residence, (Madrid) and the Contemporary Art Collection, Navacerrada’s City Council (Madrid).
Image courtesy the artist.