Christina Ray Gallery will present at PULSE a solo exhibition of new work by Roberto Mollá. Roberto Mollá's new work draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese tale of the famous pearl diver Princess Tamatori. Her story gives structure to the artist's drawings, which feature visual references ranging from naturalist Ernst Haeckel's drawings of mollusks to the works of Dada artist Francis Picabia, Russian Suprematist El Lissitsky and the Italian Futurists as well as the modular designs of Manuel Barbadillo. Mollá deftly assembles his cast of characters and icons in a space at once fluid and bound by the geometry of the graph paper, a flatland in shades of red, black and gold where time is flexible and any encounter is possible.
Músculo Insomne (Insomniac Muscle). Graphite, ink and gouache on graph paper. 42 x 100 cm. 2010
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Held annually in New York and Miami, PULSE bridges the gap between main and alternative fairs and provides participating galleries with a platform to present new works to a strong and growing audience of collectors, art professionals and art lovers. The Fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo exhibitions of artist's work created in the past two years.
A winter in Moriya. Graphite and ink on graph paper. 59 x 42 cm. 2010
Location: PULSE New York
Fair Hours: Thursday, March 4
Friday, March 5 12pm - 8pm