Suyama Space
Fernanda D'Agostino GENERATIVITY
September 26 - December 16, 2016
Installations Installations Installations

“Generativity” investigates the often invisible structures through which nature sculpts and regenerates itself. Sensual, at times erotic and mysterious, this palette of forms proliferates at every scale in the natural world. This is the code through which nature writes its generations.

The creation of Fernanda D’Agostino, “Generativity” embeds a performance by Isabelle Choinière within the installation as a technological echo. Although technology can distance people from the poetics of the living world, both artists believe its power can heighten the senses in unprecedented ways. By combining sculpture, video projections, coding and sound, “Generativity” envelops viewers in a constantly changing space.

Fernanda has completed 25 public commissions and fifteen solo exhibitions, many incorporating moving images in novel ways.  She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.  Her work has been awarded a Bronson Fellowship, a Flintridge Foundation Fellowship, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation, and state fellowships in Montana and Oregon. 

This exhibit is made possible through Oregon Arts Commission (Individual Artists Opportunity Grant; Artists Fellowship); Ford Family Foundation (Individual Artists Opportunity Grant); Rainmaker Artists Residency; Canada Council for the Arts; CONSEIL DES ARTS DELONGUEUIL; Québec Government Office in Los Angeles; 4Culture Tech Specific Grant and Organizational Sustained Support Grant; Regional Arts and Culture Council (RAAC) Project Grant; and Suyama Space Friends.

The artist’s reception was held on Friday, September 23, from 5 to 7 pm, and D’Agostino offered a presentation of her work on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at noon.

Phase#5: For one night only on Saturday, November 19th, three live on-site performances of 5 dancers will be presented in the gallery at 6, 7 and 8 PM with each performance limited to a maximum audience size of 30 people. The performance is choreographed by Isabelle Choinière with Fernanda D’Agostino. Tickets ($5) are now SOLD OUT:

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