In 1974, the Venezuelan artist Jesús Raphael Soto had a retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Nobody wrote a thing about it. "Not one article in New York or in any newspaper," says María Inés Sicardi, director of Sicardi Gallery. Soto was frustrated, to say the least. He didn't return to America for an exhibition until this June, when he was persuaded to come to Houston for the opening of the Museum of Fine Arts's groundbreaking exhibition, "Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America" (see "Exploding the Canon," July 8), as well as a concurrent exhibition at... More >>>
The wires of Soto's Escritura negra equilibrada
are like lines liberated from the page.