Round 49

Round 49 | penumbras: sacred geometries

Charo Oquet’s installation  Written on Skin and Sacred Gestures . Project Row Houses, Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries, 2019. Courtesy of william cordova.

Charo Oquet’s installation Written on Skin and Sacred Gestures. Project Row Houses, Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries, 2019. Courtesy of william cordova.

March 16, 2019: Round 49 Opening, Artists’ Talks & Market

  • Artists’ Talks | 2:30 pm

  • Opening & Market | 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Viewing Period
March 16, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Open to the Public
Wednesday through Sunday | Noon - 5:00 pm

Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries highlights artists whose practices incorporates the ideology of sacred geometries to form structures and landscapes that allude to the body, intent, and consciousness. In 1995, artist Bob Powell participated in Round 3, with the intention on deepening the sacred geometry theories while also demonstrating how artist Dr. John Biggers embedded mathematical concepts within his paintings. Building upon this foundation, each artists participating in Round 49 will create six site-specific installations within the shot-gun-style houses on Holman Street.   

Round 49 Artists:

  • Onajide Shabaka (US) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes story-telling through short narrative films and expansive installations whose materials are drawn from organic matter.   

  • Juana Valdes (Cuba) is a research-based artist whose travels bridge geographic moments that speak on the economy of labor, aesthetics, and resistance in the Caribbean.   

  • Yanira Collado's (Dominican Republic) work is rooted in the synthesis of African fractals, slave quilts, and geometric concepts. Her work produces and highlights the complexity of abstraction as a non-western narrative rooted in African tradition.    

  • Aramis O'Reilly (Cuba) creates alternative landscapes that relate to color based systems of communication and the harmony of the spheres; an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies.

  • Charo Oquet (Dominican Republic) is an interdisciplinary artist whose installation based work draws from the intersection of sacred geometries and constellational patterns originating in Veve symbols and Taíno cosmograms.   

  • Leticia Contreras (Afromexican) is an artist who reframes the unframed through photography, performance and site-specific installation capturing the felt essence of our presence in temporal structures and abandoned vessels.

Sitting on a Man's Head, a special project by okwui okpokwasili and peter born, will be on view as part of the collaboration with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

Round 49 is co-curated by PRH Curator and Programs Director Ryan N. Dennis and cultural practitioner william cordova.