Artists: Michael Bevilacqua, Alain Biltereyst, Marco Bongiorni, Ry David Bradley, Andrea Carpita, Nyah Isabel Cornish, Ditte Gantriis, Corinna Gosmaro, Folkert De Jong, Pesce Khete, John Knuth, Andrea Kvas, Asger Dybvad Larsen, Tiziano Martini, Claudio Onorato, Josh Reames, Joe Reihsen, Alice Ronchi, Santiago Taccetti, Graham Wilson
Exhibition title: In the Depth of the Surface
Curated by: Andrea Carpita
Venue: Ex Fabbrica, Milan, Italy
Date: May 24 – June 5, 2016
Photography: Olga Costa, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brand New Gallery, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Francesca Minini, Frutta Gallery, Rolando Anselmi and Thomas Brambilla
The title of this exhibition is a clear oxymoron, two words that convey opposite ideas: to go into the depth of the surface is a concept as oxymoronic as clear and familiar to every artist, who is accustomed to operate with these two actions daily.
To shape the matter, dig it, construct and deconstruct it, paint it, draw it, experience different uses of it, break up it, blend it, carve it, scratch it, photograph and even destroy it.
We realize that the term “matter” itself has something deep inside of it and it can be even deeper to compare it in the process that every artist chooses for treating it.
The work is conceived, made and observed for going into the depth of the surface inevitably.
Asger Dybvad Larsen, 2016
Ditte Gantriis, 2016
Folkert De Jong, 2016
John Knuth, 2016
Nyah Isabel Cornish, 2016
Ry David Bradley, 2016
Santiago Taccetti, 2016
Tiziano Martini, 2016