R Gallery, along with curator Nessia Pope, takes Brazil to Franklin Street with this outstanding compilation of over twenty pieces by Hugo França. Hugo França has an unrivaled flair for the untamed landscape of his native Brazil and giving them an outlet in his designs. He detains the splendor of the forest unlike any other artist working today. These unique pieces (fixtures and objects), carved from fallen trees and redundant Amazonian Indian canoes, emphasize the sensuality of the innate materials. The low-slung coffee tables, indolent chaises, mammoth room dividers among the beautifully sculpted pieces were open for public. His awfully manual works are chiefly carved from the wood of the Pequi tree, a huge oleaginous tree, which usually uses to be 45 meters (just about 148 feet) in height and 2 meters (around 7 feet) in belt.
‘Hugo França: The Story of the Tree’ runs from April 24th—June 14th, 2008. A noteworthy exhibition catalogue comprising black and white documentary photography by Andrés Otero and custom-built color studio photography by Tuca Reinés is on hand.