Open from February 12 - May 24, 2019, the exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of two prominent Latin American artists of the postwar era.

Left: Sarah Grilo, Untitled, 1962, Private Collection; Right: Jose Antonio Fernandez-Muro, "Leaden Gates," 1964, Private Collection.

As part of The Duke House Exhibition Series, the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU is pleased to present the work of Argentinian artists Sarah Grilo (1919-2007) and José Antonio Fernández-Muro (1920-2014). Opening February 12, 2019, the exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of two prominent Latin American artists of the postwar era.

Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984 traces the artists’ mid-to-late careers and explores their involvement in the influential Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina [Group of Modern Artists of Argentina] (1952-1955) and Grupo de los Cinco [Group of Five] (1960-1964).  Seeking to map influences and movements that inspired their artistic practices from the 1960s through the 1980s, the exhibition features a selection of abstract paintings creating an intimate dialogue between Fernández-Muro’s engagement with urban, industrial patterns and Grilo’s lyrical abstractions.  In addition to these paintings, the exhibition also includes an array of rare archival materials including exhibition catalogues, publications, and documentary photographs.

This exhibition is accompanied by a panel discussion to be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 that includes a conversation between the artists’ grandson, Mateo Fernández-Muro and photographer Lisl Steiner, moderated by Dr. Edward Sullivan.

Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984 
is generously funded by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA). Special thanks to the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., and Mateo Fernández-Muro, Co-executor of the Estate of Sarah Grilo and Jose Antonio Fernández-Muro. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Carolina Zambrano, Damasia Lacroze, Emireth Herrera, and Juan Gabriel Ramírez Bolívar.

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Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984
February 12 - May 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7:30 - 9:00 pm in The Great Hall

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