• Carlito Carvalhosa, Untitled, 1985, oil on canvas, 90 1/2 × 78 3/4". From Casa 7.

    Casa 7

    Av. Ipiranga 200, Loja 54 Edifício Copan
    June 13–August 29, 2015

    Curated by Eduardo Ortega

    In the early 1980s, Carlito Carvalhosa, Fabio Miguez, Paulo Monteiro, Rodrigo Andrade, and Nuno Ramos formed a studio collective and dubbed it Casa 7 (House 7), referring to their address in the Pinheiros neighborhood of São Paulo. The artists employed industrial house paint and craft paper to create their large-scale paintings so characteristic of that decade. Ten of these works (all from 1984–85) will be on view in this exhibition, providing a fresh angle from which to reassess their practice as part of the decade’s neo-expressionist turn. Thanks to a new documentary will delve into the artists’ and exhibition’s backstory, the show will move beyond painting to reveal the interdisciplinary matrix within which the group flourished.