This is a retrospective exhibition of the sculptural work of Gonzalo Fonseca (1922–97), a representative figure in the development of modern Latin American art. The exhibition features 80 objects, primarily works in stone from the mid-1960s to the 1990s, complemented by selected drawings and sketchbooks.
Gonzalo Fonseca was among a group of exceptional artists who emerged from the theory-rich studio of Uruguayan modernist Joaquín Torres-García in the 1940s. He became a sculptor in the mid-1960s, when the language of forms he had invented in two dimensions seems finally to have demanded development in three. Working first in found limestone, brownstone, and sandstone in New York City, and later, additionally, in a wide variety of marbles in Italy—in the same stone-working community as Isamu Noguchi—he produced wall reliefs, freestanding structures, and sculptures.
- Gonzalo Fonseca in his quarry studio in Saravezza, Italy, 1979. Photo: Estate of Gonzalo Fonseca