30 Outubro 2021 18h00


SCHEDULE | October 30, 18:00
SUPPORT | República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes

The Artist Talks offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
During this encounter Lilly Saywitz and Gabriela Clavería will introduce briefly their artistic practices and will give us an insight into the exhibitions simultaneously open in their studio spaces at Zaratan.
The conversation will be held in English; participants are invited to participate and question.


>>> LILLY SAYWITZ is a painter and printmaker currently residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. Saywitz holds a Bachelor of Fine arts from Boston University. She was the co-curator of Witch Mountain Gallery and was juried into shows at The Dorchester Art Project and Gallery 263 in the Boston area. She received her masters in in fine arts from the University of Tennessee. While there she was the recipient of the Dorothy Dille Graduate Excellence award and a fellow at the Marco Institute for medieval studies. In her work, Saywitz traces varying roots of desires back to an internal compass composed of shape and color. These forms are conduits for new kinds of communication, they are misty portals and half sung love songs that wobble within the structure of a canvas.The body of work produced at Zaratan is a prayer for luck. Within the works on paper and on canvas, there are whispered hopes that move across the room through visual repeated motifs that are reminiscent of the tiled facades of Lisbon. A shrine for the new made out tessellated fragments of old. These disparate images all function as totems, like kissing gold when one sees the moon or tossing mirrors into bodies of water. These acts invite prosperity and bounty in and keep wild storms at bay. This installation will include works on paper, works on canvas, and transformed low relief sculptures.
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>>> GABRIELA CLAVERÍA (Chile, 1989) is a theater designer, art director and multidisciplinary artist in constant experimentation and change. She has worked as a designer and technician in theater companies, as an art director in photography and videos.She explores and mixes photography, video, theater, music and fashion. Collaborative work has a formative education for her work and growth as an artist and person.Gabriela uses still and moving images, sculpture, and instillation in her constant investigations. These open formats have allowed her to publish and exhibit in various publications, fanzines, and in group and individual exhibitions. Guided by emotions, sensitivity, and the lightness and weight of fluidity, Gabrielas work seeks a connection with nature and intuition, destigmatizing the vulnerability and the inconsistency of change. In 2017, she began to investigate the accumulation of garbage as creative objects that comfort her and allow to re-signify a forgotten everyday memory, approaching an otherness found in public space. At the beginning of 2020, Gabriela presented a solo exhibition El agua se va por la salida (BAJ Valparaiso, Chile) where she materialized ideas around the liberation of emotions, finding fluidity as a concept that crosses all her work and personal life. She is currently tattooing and mixing music under the nickname LADRA and starting a new life in Lisbon. [ ]