And The Night Flowers Open, Andrea Festa, Rome
And the night flowers open
July 13th - September 10th, 2023
Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome
The gallery is pleased to present And the night flowers open with Will Gabaldon, Silvia Giordani, David Hanes, Jonathan Ryan, Yoab Vera, Emily Weiner. The exhibition focuses on themes inherent to the dimension of the landscape and its declinations.
Will Gabaldon's compositions depict natural scenarios that the artist has often experienced firsthand and reproduced on canvas from memory, blurring the outlines just like a memory. Yoab Vera presents material and contemplative painting, a fusion of elements such as acrylic, cement and oil. The works are left in the air between rain and sun, introducing meaning to the vulnerability of the surface. The color, roughly worked, plays a fundamental role in the return of a whole with a presence that is solid and ephemeral at the same time. Silvia Giordani carries out research on the definition of the image with archaic connotations and covertly tending toward abstraction. Working by subtraction, the artist models landscapes that manage to simultaneously assimilate the idea of prehistoric and post-apocalyptic. David Hanes' current output focuses on Nature at a retinal and spiritual level, painting through a rapture of the senses close to meditation; Hanes creates the sketches and preparatory sketches mainly en plein air; Emily Weiner combines ceramics and oil painting, weaving the medium with concrete images made of references of art history, Yiddish and Greek theatre, paradox and performance to the world of psychology and physics; Jonathan Ryan's compositions are environments in which ancient ruins coexist with industrial landscapes and digital video game backgrounds and the artist works by layering sifted sand and decomposed granite directly on his works.
And the night flowers open
Opening dalle 18:00 alle 21:00
13 Luglio - 10 Settembre 2023
Will Gabaldon, Silvia Giordani, David Hanes, Jonathan Ryan, Yoab Vera, Emily Weiner
And the night flowers open porta in esposizione artisti la cui ricerca si rivela affine a un tema chiave per la comprensione della storia dell’arte e che ha provocato una svolta nella lettura dell’ambiente naturale. Con le parole di Rilke in Paesaggio, “si cominciò infatti a capire la natura quando non la si capì più”. Dalla semplice descrizione della natura l’arte è scivolata nella complessità del paesaggio: naturale, curato, selvaggio, urbano, industriale, metropolitano, mentale, artificiale. E il tramonto di Olafur Eliasson dentro gli spazi della Tate Modern, nel 2023, quanto Rhine II di Andreas Gursky, dove l’ambiente è soffocato dall’intervento dell’uomo, sono interventi artistici che dimostrano che ancora la contemporaneità rimane influenzata dalla presenza, e assenza, del paesaggio.