Mercedes Lara, It is a matter of time
Light, a substantial ingredient in all her work since the beginnings of her mature oeuvre, has mutated. A decade ago, objects – methacrylate boxes, compositions of cotton threads, triangles of luminescent threads, etc. contained and emitted coloured light. Actually, it is the reflection, the light bounced from one surface to another, that interests her and determines the mural arrangement of the pieces or the play of the aluminium rods.
A feature that has characterised Mercedes Lara’s work almost from the very beginning of her career is the diversity, richness and, so to speak, the strangeness of the materials she uses in the making of her works
Prologue by Mariano Navarro.