tonico lemos auad

9 February 2018 - 10 March 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos
Auad's third solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist continues his long-standing
exploration of traditional craft by investigating themes of architecture, landscape
and human interaction. Through everyday materials such as linen, wool, stone
and wood, the viewer is treated to a series of new textile reliefs, sculptures and
site-specific installations.

Auad's unique way of working subverts traditional techniques such as stitch
work, woodcarving and stonemasonry and opens up new possibilities in drawing,
weaving, sculpture and installation. One can immediately recognise his work
for its extraordinary deftness of touch and the way it bridges the modern and
contemporary. Through collaborations with a range of specialised makers, Auad
explores the crossover between craft, skill, tradition and cultural inheritance.

On the occasion of the exhibition the first monograph of the artist's career to date will be launched at the gallery in March 2018.

Private View: 8 February, 6-8pm