Curated by Marcela Vieira

Including Work by:
Andrea Ganuza
Beatriz Toledo
Berfin Ataman
Brice Bischoff
Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas
Edgar Fabián Frías
Isabel Beavers
Janaina Wagner 
Joel Kuennen
Lauren Bon
Maurício Chades
Noara Quintana
Sofia Borges
Star Feliz
Wallace Masuko

SUMMERTIME considers the landscape as the consequence of human production, the result of the transformation from its natural state. The topography has long been divided, fragmented, and modified according to social, economic, and aesthetic motivations.

Carolina Caycedo + David de Rozas, Somi Se’k (The Land of the Sun-La tierra del Sol)

The terrain as it currently exists due to direct and indirect interference of human action, is itself a reflection of our society’s anxieties and is being continuously modified across generations. From an artists’ perspective there is no way of thinking about the landscape without considering issues related to the reformation of spaces and materials.

In approaching landscape as a theme, SUMMERTIME focuses on the temporal, which is especially relevant to our current moment. What sorts of environments can contemporary artistic production create, considering the diverse range of tools and technologies that one finds at their disposal today? These tools enable artists to create new narratives, put forth unprecedented fictions, or even substantially alter materials that were once “natural,” to craft imaginative stories.

Berfin Ataman, Sympathetic Motion Series

The fifteen artists in the exhibition present works with various materials and develop strange configurations, creating relationships between their works and the gallery space. SUMMERTIME forges a path that seeks to investigate the reality and possibilities of representation, using fiction as a way to imagine alternative landscapes.

The exhibition title SUMMERTIME was inspired by the song “Summertime”, written by George Gershwin, in particular the recording by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Nostalgic but moody with surreal undertones, it became a guiding star for the thematic explorations in the works on view.

SUMMERTIME is a collaboration between SUPERCOLLIDER,  the Brand Library and Art Center, and Glendale Unified School District. Students from Glendale Unified School District will create works inspired by the curatorial concept of SUMMERTIME and artworks in the exhibition to be exhibited in conversation with SUPERCOLLIDER’s exhibition.

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, March 30, 2024 @ 6pm
1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA 91201

About the Curator:

Marcela Vieira is cofounder and curator of the art website aarea, a Brazilian curatorial platform founded in 2017 that commissions and exhibits artworks designed especially for the internet. aarea’s activities also extend into a public program of curatorial projects, courses and seminars.

With multidisciplinary interests, Marcela is also one of the editors of Revista Rosa and has a PhD in semiotics at the University of Paris 8, in partnership with the University of São Paulo. She is currently a mentor at the New Inc program and has been living in Los Angeles since early 2022.