Ivan Gaete is a visual artist whose practice is deeply rooted in the language of drawing. Often monochromatic, geometric and ethereal, his paper constructions, photographs, videos and installations are multi-layered surveys that deploy architecture and sewing practices as mark-making tools. His work focuses on the reassessment of structure and the persistence of matter, vastly concern with metamorphosis and what remains. Gaete is the recipient of a BRIO award from the Bronx Council of the Arts and a 2016 Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow. Residency highlights include Denniston Hill, Residency Unlimited, and The Wassaic Project. Most recently, his work was included in The Fourth AIM Biennial at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. In New York, his work has been exhibited at NurtureArt, Kentler Drawing Center, The Clemente Center, Bronx Art Space among other well-established organizations.
About the image
The Current, 2017
Shown here as installed at Denniston Hill for Muddy Waters, July 2017.
The work is a homage to the Neversink River, a temporary drawing of the movement of the water. Made with a single spool of black cotton twill tape not fully extended or cut. One continuous line with a remaining source that mirrors the source of the river.