Con un focus sulla categoria degli imprenditori il giovane Antonio Della Guardia (1990) riflette sul tema del potere e sull’impatto che determinati schemi lavorativi hanno sulla vita dei singoli individui. Il supporto usato è la grafologia, sempre più adoperata per la selezione del personale per la capacità di rilevare tratti psicologici di un soggetto. A illuminare la prima sala di @galleriatizianadicaro , infatti, c'è una scritta al neon, in cui ciascun grafema appartiene alla firma di un personaggio politico e ne rivela aspetti inquietanti. In mostra fino al 17 novembre anche un gruppo di disegni, grafici e fotografie che delineano la scrittura “perfetta” e gli oggetti tipici, dalla penna alla poltrona, che caratterizzano la figura di un manager.
Foto Danilo Donzelli
‘Sun Ship (J.C.)’ by Julie Mehretu, on display at White Cube Mason’s Yard in London as part of her solo exhibition ‘SEXTANT’, which runs until November 3rd. “Glenn Ligon has described the artist’s work as ‘traversed by history [...] grounded in urgent political and social questions while simultaneously troubling the limits of abstract painting.’ In these new paintings, which continue from the ‘Conjured Parts’ series begun in 2015, Mehretu employs a broad spectrum palette to create powerful, animated, complex canvases. Marking a continued departure from her earlier work which focused on a layered language of mapping and architectural detail, these paintings take the immediacy of a news photograph as their starting point. These include images of such recent pivotal junctures as the rallies of independence in Catalonia; the voracious wildfires of California; the violent white supremacy rally and counter-rally in Charlottesville, Virginia; the instantaneous outbreak of Muslim ban protests throughout the United States; and the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
Beginning with a process of obscuration where the found image is blurred and manipulated through Photoshop, it is then airbrushed onto canvas as an abstract departure point. Reduced to a background haze of colour, each painting is then built up through an extensive, intricate layering process using screen printing, ink and acrylic marks which are drawn, painted, airbrushed or erased. The original image, now just a blur, is metaphorically nuanced and elliptical, existing as a ghostly background presence whose visible highlights and eruptions of colour on the canvas surface pronounce moments of action and possible shifts of axis. This confluence and dispersion of energetic and decisive marks is respondent to the varied histories the photographs invoke.” - White Cube
GALLERY HOURS! Thank you to everyone who has seen our latest show with @elena_ohlander since opening night, the response has been tremendous. For these of you that haven’t made it out we’ve added new gallery hours this week.
Gallery & Coffee Bar Open!
Also this week!
4-5pm “YOGA IN THE GALLERY” by @urbanyoga_jax
@artsdistrictmarket 5-8pm outside on the loading dock.