Leon Tovar Gallery
Latin American Master Drawings
Works Of Art
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Leon Tovar is a New York-based Gallery showcasing Latin American Modernism. First established in Bogotá, Colombia, the Gallery relocated to New York in 2002, where it has diligently promoted Latin American masters through exhibitions, exhibition-related programming, catalogue publication, and expansive participation in art fairs around the world.
The Gallery’s debut at Master Drawings New York brings together a range of graphic practices to be found among the foremost draftsmen of twentieth-century Latin American Modernism, and also offers an in-depth examination of the delicately rendered compositions of the Cuban Agustín Fernández. A painter of exceptional technique, the late artist drew from a range of sources—from Classical sculptures, to the Baroque masters and Paris Surrealists—all of which are reflected in his stark works on paper. Heavily worked areas of graphite cast deep shadows and play against expanses of untouched paper, modeling ambiguous forms that attest to Fernández’s desire to be understood as a "metaphysical" artist. The tonal contrasts of the artist's work on paper at times informed his paintings, revealing the centrality of drawing to Fernández’s practice as well as his delight in the possibilities of the medium.
Exhibition dates: January 14-February 2 2019