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Bruno Cançado and Sophia Starling
August 13 – September 24, 2021
Peep is pleased to announce Remnants, a two-person exhibition featuring Bruno Cançado and Sophia Starling. The exhibition includes a new body of porcelain and rubber Studio Obstacles by Starling, which continue her exploration of minimalism and folding its reductive formal language in on itself. By working with serial continuation, scale, space and phenomenological experience, Starling plays with common preconceptions of materials and shapes to create ambiguous interactions. Cançado’s charcoal drawings of classical vessels fused to the wall with beeswax are part of an ongoing series Studies on the Solid that developed from his interest in the tradition of ceramic production and how knowledge of pot making has been passed down through generations. Cançado’s work intersects with architecture, archaeology, ecology, and epistemology through his process-based and procedural concept-art.
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Bruno Cançado (b. 1981, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is an artist working in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Cançado graduated in Communication Studies from PUC-Minas (2003); acquired a B.F.A. from Escola Guignard/UEMG (2010), and a M.F.A. from Cornell University (2019). Since 2010 he has exhibited in Brazil and abroad, including the solo project “A Few Inches From the Surface” at Art Basel Miami Beach; and the solo exhibitions “Garden”, at Central Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil; “Trinca”, at AM Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; “Thin Failure”, at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, USA. He was an artist-in-residence at: Lighthouse Works, USA (2019); Instituto Sacatar, Brazil (2016); Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, USA (2014-15); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, USA (2013). He was awarded the SP-Arte Residency Prize in 2014 and nominated for the PIPA Prize 2017. His work is held in the collection of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea – MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sophia Starling (b. 1988, Norfolk, UK) is a British artist currently based in Ithaca, NY. Starling received her MFA from Cornell University in 2019 and BA (Hons) in Painting at Camberwell College of Art, London in 2011 and Foundation Diploma at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London 2007. She has exhibited at The Collectors Room, JGM Gallery, London, 2020, Or High Water, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. USA, 2019. UK/RAINE at Saatchi Gallery,London, 2015. Corporeality, Objects and Other Stuff, FOLD, London, 2015. Time to Hit the Road, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2014. A Better Door than a Window, Solo at Horatio Jr, London, 2015. Painting and Structure, (curated) Kennington Residency, London, 2017. Starling has attended residencies at Ox-Bow School of Art, Vermont Studio Center, Byrdcliffe, Casa Poli, Chile, Treléx, and Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts and was awarded the Jerwood Painting Fellowship, UK in 2013.