FROM STONE TO MAN FROM MAN TO STONE
“From Stone to Man From Man to Stone"
Sara Rodrigues solo show
Rua Miguel Bombarda, Porto
The Allegory of Stone
acrylic paint, paper,
The Shaman Stone
(6:30’) on loop
The show comprises four room where the audience is free to roam freely and find connections between them, as well as allusions to historical art forms or styles.
The first room shows a comprehension of drawings made on the walls of the space, sometimes doubled by identical ones on paper. Taken from patterns in stones or stones themselves, these refer back to cave paintings whilst also inserting a more conventional form of documentation.
The room next door shows the video ‘The Shaman Stone’ The video documents a performance made by Sara Rodrigues in a remote Portuguese beach wearing a mask made to resemble a stone found in that same place. The mask is a plaster cast and is also featured in the exhibition itself. The motif taken from the lines drawn on the mask also appears in the form of a sculptural abstraction at the back room.
At the back the abstract sculptural floor pieces resemble some of the motifs painted in the first room with another room holding a clay sculpture also taken from a stone which remotes to the expressionist painting ‘The Scream’ (1893) by Edvard Munch.