Yesterday, the modernist building showed unexpected possibilities at the opening of the artist’s new exhibition.
A first-rate artist opened yesterday one of her most outstanding exhibitions at Casa Lluvià in Manresa. Lourdes Fisa inaugurated her exhibition Melodies de llum, which can be visited until October 12 in the modernist building by Ignasi Oms, surrounded by friends, acquaintances and by curator Raquel Lacuesta who was “astonished” to see the work of the artist from Manresa. This discovery has motivated the praise which is heading this article and based on which the renowned art historian pronounced the gloss that opened the exhibition organized by the Bages-Berguedà office of the Catalan Architects Association and the City Council of Manresa.
“I was captivated by the work of Lourdes Fisa the moment I entered the glass factory and saw the process of work,” pointed out Lacuesta. Last night, the audience was able to feel the emotions that Fisa’s intense and dynamic painting evoked. The artwork is exhibited both in the courtyard and in the public and private inner spaces of the building and its architecture. When the artist accepted the offer to bring her work to Casa Lluvià, the first requirement was to go beyond the exhibition hall and spread the artwork throughout the building. This was an unprecedented idea.
In the initial speech, Lourdes Fisa highlighted the 3-year-long process experimenting with glass as a painting surface. All this is expressed in Melodies de Llum with two large stained glass windows that include an abstract image of the city’s cartography.
The light effect is also clear from the stained glass windows installed in the main hall in Casa Lluvià and in the building’s tower, with the painted windows very well described by Lacuesta as “the city’s lighthouse”. Fisa last exposed in Manresa four and a half years ago, a period of time during which her artistic inquisitiveness has evolved and grown. This evolution of the last decade can be noted in the matter and textured canvas, the light cubes and the consolidation of the technique on the glass. Several different formats always with the will to mix techniques, to generate an enriching blend. This is the reason why Lacuesta emphasized yesterday that Fisa “is a young artist who can still experiment and improve in many ways with materials such as ceramic and concrete.”
TONI MATA I RIU