Commonwealth and Council

Points of Departure: Five Walks

Patricia Fernández

Press Release
All documentation by Heather Rasmussen

All documentation by Heather Rasmussen

Front Hallway (From L—R):

Front Hallway (From L—R):

Place Name: Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, 2015
Hand-carved wood
10” x 5 ½” x 1”


WB 1, 2015
Oil on linen with painted frame
11 ¾” x 9 ¼” x 1 ½”


School Library, 2015
Oil on linen with frame
14 ½” x 12” x 1 ½”


WB 2, 2015
Oil on linen with painted frame
14” x 11 ¾” x 1 ½”

School Library

School Library

2015

Oil on linen with frame
14 ½” x 12” x 1 ½”

Proof of Death (Blue Bottle)

Proof of Death (Blue Bottle)

2015

Oil on linen with walnut frame
14 ¾” x 11 ¾” x 1”

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Objects from Walking 1

Objects from Walking 1

2012-15

Collected objects including Republican bills, rocks, fabric, The Atlantic Wall (oil on linen), Guernica Copies (ink on paper), and Republican Fountain (oil on panel)
Approx. 24” x 72” x 8”

Objects from Walking 2

Objects from Walking 2

2012-2015

Collected objects including Fascist Hotel Room (oil on panel), Box, embroidered fabric, Untitled drawing (ink and pencil on paper), and Second Walk CNFC (oil on linen)
Approx. 16” x 72” x 8”

The Well

The Well

2015

Oil on linen with walnut frame
9 ½” x 14” x 1 ¾”

Censored Postcards

2015

Oil on linen with frame
9 ½” x 11 ¾” x 1 ½”


Military Detritus (Spain Side)
Paper and flashe paint
8 ¾” x 6”

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère/First Walk

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère/First Walk


Mahogany, oil paintings, charcoal, fabric, postcards, and other documents from the reconstructed archive
Approx. 54” x 72” x 8”

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère/First Walk, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère/First Walk, detail

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Hendaye—Saint-Jean-de-Luz—Bordeaux

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Hendaye—Saint-Jean-de-Luz—Bordeaux

2014

Reconstructed archive: drawings, sewn fabric, postcards, photographs, found documents, hand-carved walnut, glass
Approx. 37” x 29” x 49”

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Hendaye—Saint-Jean-de-Luz—Bordeaux, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Hendaye—Saint-Jean-de-Luz—Bordeaux, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Hendaye—Saint-Jean-de-Luz—Bordeaux, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Hendaye—Saint-Jean-de-Luz—Bordeaux, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): La Vajol—Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste—Col d’Ares—Camprodon

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): La Vajol—Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste—Col d’Ares—Camprodon

2014

Reconstructed archive: drawings, photographs, found documents, paintings (Abandoned Horses and La Vajol/Tower), hand-carved walnut, glass
Approx. 32” x 29” x 49”

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): La Vajol—Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste—Col d’Ares—Camprodon, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): La Vajol—Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste—Col d’Ares—Camprodon, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): La Vajol—Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste—Col d’Ares—Camprodon, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): La Vajol—Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste—Col d’Ares—Camprodon, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): The Valley of Bielsa

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): The Valley of Bielsa

2014

Reconstructed archive: drawings, cardboard, photographs, found documents, paintings, sewn fabric, rocks, pressed leaves, paintings (FR/ESP and Bielsa Giants), hand-carved walnut, glass
Approx. 32” x 29” x 49”

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): The Valley of Bielsa, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): The Valley of Bielsa, detail

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère—Bordeaux

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère—Bordeaux

2012

Reconstructed archive: drawings, photographs, found documents, ceramic box, painting (White Map), rocks and other found objects, hand-carved walnut, glass
Approx. 32” x 29” x 49”

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère—Bordeaux

Points of Departure (between Spain and France): Portbou—Cerbère—Bordeaux

2012

Reconstructed archive: drawings, photographs, found documents, ceramic box, painting (White Map), rocks and other found objects, hand-carved walnut, glass
Approx. 32” x 29” x 49”

Installation view

Installation view

A chair for Commonwealth and Council

A chair for Commonwealth and Council

Hand-carved walnut

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

First Walk

First Walk

2013

Paper, book, clay, charcoal, rock and hand carved walnut
Approx. 39” x 18” x 9 ½”

Proof of Death (Bottle and Hat)

Proof of Death (Bottle and Hat)

2015

Oil on linen
15” x 22 ½” x 1 ½”

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Torture Cell

Torture Cell

2015

Oil on linen with frame
11 ¾” x 12 ¼” x 1 ½”