Ioana Gorzo & Dumitru Gorzo

"DOUBLE TAKE" - 522 W 19th Street, New York

May 23, 2024 to June 29, 2024
Opening reception May 23, 2024, 6 - 8 PM

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SLAG&RX – New York is pleased to announce Double Take, a duo exhibition bringing together the siblings, Ioana Gorzo and Dumitru Gorzo. Employing distinct methods, both artists navigate the continuum that stretches from abstraction to representation.


Ioana Gorzo is an artist whose practice delves into the subtle and intricate negotiation between representation and abstraction. Her artistic journey is marked by a contemplative process where the initial image is only a departure point. Through repetition and gradual abstraction, Ioana Gorzo deconstructs familiar imagery to its most essential forms and emotions. Her method is almost meditative, each stroke and layer serving as a verse in a visual poetry that challenges the viewer's perception. The resulting artworks speak to the transient nature of memory and perception, evoking the ways in which images and experiences are reconstructed in the mind. Through her disciplined approach, Ioana Gorzo creates pieces that fluidly transcend from landscapes and figures to invoke the act of seeing and remembering itself.


Dumitru Gorzo’s artistic practice is an intricate symphony of minimalist aesthetics coupled with a robust dialogue of forms. His palette—though subdued—is animated by a vibrancy that breathes life into each composition, while his adept use of both brush and graphite delivers his vision with a seeming austerity of geometric precision. It is in the taut edges and pronounced corners of his work where faces and forms emerge, oscillating between stark abstraction and a rich tapestry of emotional expression. In this restrained visual language, Gorzo communicates vast narratives, crafting spaces wherein humor and introspection are cradled within the very folds of his minimalist approach. Through these gestural lines and forms, he manages to communicate emotion and thought, prompting viewers into a reflective, personal encounter with the artwork, a dialogue that speaks to the universal human condition while also sourcing intimate truths, unique to each engaged observer.


Despite their seemingly divergent approaches, the artworks of both Gorzo’s converge to explore the intricate nuances of anti-representation, and the dual nature of art in communicating broadly relatable themes as well as touching upon personal, subjective experiences.


About Ioana Gorzo


Ioana Gorzo, born in Ieud, Romania, is an alumna of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, Italy, where she completed an advanced degree in painting.


Her work has been presented internationally in Europe and U.S.A. reflecting a dynamic range of contexts and audiences. Ioana Gorzo's most recent exhibitions include Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt, (DE); Lahovari, Palace Bucharest, (RO); Arsmonitor Gallery in Bucharest and the Museum Banatului Montan Resita, (RO) and /SAC, Comenduirea Garnizoanei, Timisoara, (RO).


Ioana Gorzo lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.



About Dumitru Gorzo

Dumitru Gorzo, born in 1975 in Ieud, Romania, defies strict categorization, moving fluidly between genres, platforms, and media. He received a BA and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Painting from the University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania. Gorzo revels in the inherent fragility and fickleness of different materials, allowing them to dictate elements of his work. He immerses himself in the nature of his surfaces, allowing the paint to permeate deeply into the fibers and meld his imagery with the medium. Each new layer he adds utilizes the surface's materiality, imparting the work with its own unique visual and tactile qualities.


Gorzo's solo exhibitions include notable showcases at the MNAC (Bucharest), NJ MoCA (New Jersey), Brukental Art Museum (Sibiu), and Kunstverein Viernheim, along with numerous art galleries and not-for-profit art institutions across the US and Europe. He has also participated in prestigious group exhibitions at venues such as the 2001 Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, Marina Abramovic Institute (San Francisco), Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok), MODEM Modern and Contemporary Art Center (Debrecen), Museum Küppersmühle (Duisburg), and Boulder MoCA, among others.


Dumitru Gorzo's most recent exhibitions include venues such as Arsmonitor Gallery in Bucharest, (RO); RX&SLAG - Paris, (FR); the Palace of Culture, Casa cu Lei, Bistrița, (RO); /SAC @MALMAISON, Bucharest,( RO); Command of the Timișoara Garrison, (RO); Museum of Art in Constanta, (RO); MNAC, Bucharest, (RO); MaRE, Bucharest, (RO).


He lives and works between New York and Bucharest.


Additional images and information can be found on the artist's pages:

Dumitru Gorzo

Ioana Gorzo