Sidival Fila

This Floating World

On view February 1 - March 3, 2019


James Barron Art is pleased to announce a celebration of Sidival Fila’s American debut at the Outsider Art Fair 2019. The Sherman Chamber Ensemble will accompany eight of his intricate, minimal textile works with music by Bach and Handel in our gallery on Sunday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.

"A Brazilian-born Franciscan monk living in Rome for decades, [Fila] began to make art only in 2006. Yet his monochromatic paintings,  with their meticulous stitching, have gained a following...[the proceeds] of which goes to paying for the education of children in Africa and elsewhere."
Holland Cotter, The New York Times (Click here to read the full review.)

"Artistic gesture is important to me, and sewing and folding fabrics are acts that allow me to create bonds...They result in traction, which animates and energizes matter." 
- Sidival Fila