MARIA JOSÉ CAVACO

Conversation Piece III, 2018. Linseed oil, graphite and adhesive tape on paper, 168 x 208 cm / dismountable panel with 28 pieces 42 x 29,7 cm. (each). Courtesy: Fonseca Macedo – Arte Contemporânea, Ponta Delgada

MARIA JOSÉ CAVACO

Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 1967

Presented by FONSECA MACEDO – ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA

“Conversation Piece III” is a drawing composition of 28 sheets of paper, A4, displayed juxtaposed on the wall, and without frame.
This work is part of her most recent project “Conversation Piece”, in which, using different techniques and materials, Maria José Cavaco evoques the History of Painting and, at the same time, represents “her territory”, offering these drawings/objects to the viewer´s observation. Besides the colours and the lines, the viewer can also be surprised by literary phrases as footers in some works.
The title “Conversation Piece“ refers to the group portraits, popular in the 18th century, where figures are represented interacting in daily situations, frequently in gardens.