Argentine artist Leandro Erlich blends reality and fantasy, the playful and the profound to build architecturally-scaled installations that exceed the bounds of logic, creating uncanny spaces in which multiple realities may coexist. In his dreamlike installation, Port of Reflections, Erlich depicts a serene nighttime harbor in which five colorfully painted rowboats appear to float, gently rocking, as their reflections seemingly shimmer in the dark waters below. His work sparks a sense of wonder as he transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Erlich is the recipient of the 2017 Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize given to an exceptional artist for an early-career survey and monographic catalogue. A selection of models and photographs tracing the artist’s trajectory is also on view.
Leandro Erlich: Port of Reflections is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Associate Curator of Art of the Americas, and Helaine Posner, Chief Curator. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Jim Neuberger and Helen Stambler Neuberger Foundation. Additional funding has been provided by the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic, New York.
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