Founded in 1994, Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino was among the first in the U.S. to represent avant-garde and contemporary artists from Latin America. The gallery represents a range of artists, from modernist masters Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez, to contemporary artists including Oscar Muñoz and Liliana Porter. For 25 years, Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino has worked to further appreciation for Latin American art by placing these artists’ work in museums and collections, and serving as a cultural platform for academic research and creative exploration.


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Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is pleased to present the exhibition Dialogues, on view in Houston, Texas from July 15 to September 26, 2020. This exhibition underscores the gallery’s core program since the 1990s: the search for parallels and links between recognized modernists and mid-career artists.

Pioneers of the Op Art and Kinetic Art movement, Jesús Rafael Soto and Francisco Sobrino explored the viewer's relationship to the art object, activating the space around the work through color and form. Carlos Cruz-Diez used the science of color theory to immerse the viewer in the experience of pure color. These and other artists of this generation were part of a vibrant expatriate community in Paris during the 1960s and 1970s. Exploring color, form, and space in two and three dimensions, they often invited the viewer to engage in a dynamic relationship with reflection and constantly shifting forms, as is evidenced in Sobrino's
Transformation Instable (1971/2013).

In dialogue with these Modern masters, contemporary artists working today in Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay continue 
the exploration of abstraction through works with an underlying formal structure, but ground their artistic production more in the conceptual than the perceptual realm. Read more here.