Capriccios

On View April 4 - June 20, 2020

by appointment only

In her latest series of works on Linen, Mokha Laget creates complex articulations of imaginary space by freely arranging geometric shapes on stretched fabric. Spatial and architectural in nature, yet untethered from gravity, these forms operate like a kind of visual poem that unfolds across the picture plane. Off the grid and hinged together by only a few lines, the shapes are arranged like abstract scenery, emerging purely from an intuition of right proportions and formal dynamics. These paintings follow an aesthetic strategy similar to that of a Capriccio, a type of 18thcentury painting in which enigmatic and disparate architectural elements are brought together in fictional scenes, suggesting simultaneously believable yet impossible realms. The term Capriccio can also refer to free-form music, and is closely associated with the process of improvisation. Each shape grows dynamically and organically in space—the way cloud formations might develop—and speaks the language of contemporary dance choreography.

Hello World Art Exchange Program

Mokha Laget and Gallery Sonja Roesch are participating in Hello World, an international project, where artists throughout the world have submitted art works to share with all of us. We hope you enjoy this gesture of goodwill and solidarity from our colleagues around the globe. Please visit the link below for more information on this program:

http://www.transculturalexchange.org/activities/hw/overview.htm

Gallery Sonja Roesch  |  2309 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004  |  713.659.5424 | Open Friday - Saturday 1-5pm

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