Galeria Minuta, a joint venture between CMS and ZDB, presents its second exhibition, continuing a program that aims to highlight contemporary creators in the visual arts.
Oh My Dog!, an exhibition by João Marçal, curated by Natxo Checa, brings together a set of works spanning a time span of about twenty years. Among the group of pieces, some exhibited here for the first time, are paintings made in early 2003, and others, more recent, with production dates between 2017 and mid-2022.
The challenge of this exhibition is to bring together in a single room, in an unprecedented way, several paintings in different formats, produced several years apart and with – apparently and definitely – disparate types of record.
The title Oh My Dog! emerges in the contingency of a made up phrase, a vent that – from nothing – subverted and emancipated itself; a process common to the nature of all these paintings and which is, perhaps, the only common point between them all: they potentially existed somewhere, were found, and, finally, painted. The painting expresses itself through the painter, and not the other way around.