Carlito Carvalhosa, Shift, 2012. Fluorescent lights, fabric, and aluminum panels, detail of installation.

Carlito Carvalhosa

New York

Sonnabend Gallery

Carlito Carvalhosa was born in São Paulo, studied at the University of São Paulo’s Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, and lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. His unorthodox and visionary fabrications suggest an acute knowledge of architecture and spatial interaction, while his handling of light and space is concurrently an act of camouflage and disclosure. Working in the same Minimalist tradition that characterized Sum of Days (2011), shown at the Museum of Modern Art, he continues to engage viewers with his transformative environments. A quiet mode of transcendence permeated these two recent installations in which light, cloth, fluorescent tubing, aluminum panels, and sound created situations of real and illusory space. On entering the gallery, one stepped into a labyrinth of flowing, gossamer-like fabric arranged in narrow rows of parallel tapered pathways. …see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.