Ludovica Gioscia at Baert Gallery

Artist: Ludovica Gioscia

Exhibition title: Infinite Present

Venue: Baert Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Date: August 5 – September 16, 2017

Photography: Joshua White, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Baert gallery is delighted to present the first Los Angeles solo show by London based artist Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present.

The title refers to the non-linear and atemporal modus operandi that Gioscia has adopted throughout the last few years. Her artworks are in a constant flux of becoming; often composed from fragments of past and present works, as well as fragments from other dimensions.

The studio has a prominent role in Gioscia’s practice: here artworks produced by her future self appear, to be joined by works from alternative multiverses and others that the artist recreates from her dreams. Gioscia sees this process as a mirroring of the different temporal realities that have emerged in consequence of the digital revolution.

The show is comprised of numerous works, with two large installations taking centre stage, both informed by a dream that Gioscia had in September 2016. In this dream she had painted an abstract expressionistic canvas that hovered in mid air with a glowing aura. It contained everything, just like the Internet. It was at once singular and expansive.

Dream Gate is formed by 11 Portals –part of a series that Gioscia sees as surfaces of contact between different dimensions– suspended at different heights, one of which is a recreation of the painting from the dream.

The other installation is formed by three large-scale letters spelling PAN, the Greek prefix to imply the union of all. The letters cast a shadow, formed from numerous other artworks, including cosmetics from multiverses.

Ludovica Gioscia (born 1977, Rome) lives and works in London. She graduated with an MFA Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Art in 2004 and has been exhibiting internationally since. Solo shows include Shapeshifters at MaxMara in London curated by Marina Dacci and The Peacock Stage at t-space in Milan (2017), Neurotic Seduction Astral Production at John Jones Project Space in London (2014), Vermilion Glow Bleeds Rust at Riccardo Crespi in Milan (2013), Forecasting Ouroboros at MACRO in Rome (2012), Wild Boys at VITRINE in London (2010), Papered Portraits at The Warhol in Pittsburgh curated by Eric Shiner and Mikado at Siobhan Davies Studios (2009). In 2015 Gioscia presented a specially commissioned and semi-permanent site-specific installation at Maraya Art Park in Sharjah and another site- specific installation at Darb 1718 as part of OFF Biennale Cairo. Previously Gioscia has shown in group shows at the American Academy in Rome, Analix Forever in Geneva, The Miro’ Foundation in Barcelona, The Warhol in Pittsburgh, The Flag Art Foundation, Allegra LaViola and Salon 94 in NY, VITRINE, Jerwood Space and South London Gallery in London, Edinburgh College of Art, MNAC in Bucharest, Comfort Moderne in Poitiers and FuturDome in Milan.

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, exhibition view, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017, C-print on Fuji matt paper, 36 3/8 x 36 3/8 in, 92.5 x 92.5 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Mercurial Flow, (appeared 2017), Aluminium and ceramic shell, 6 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 72 1/2 in, 16 x 184 x 184 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Mercurial Flow, (appeared 2017), Aluminium and ceramic shell, 6 1/4 x 72 1/2 x 72 1/2 in, 16 x 184 x 184 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Pan, 2017 (detail)

Ludovica Gioscia, Pan, 2017 (detail)

Ludovica Gioscia, Pan, 2017 (detail)

Ludovica Gioscia, Portal 8, 2017, Fabric, thread, screenprinting ink, acrylic paint, felt-tips, ball point pen and metal, 91 3/4 x 48 3/8 in, 233 x 123 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Portal 9, 2017, Fabric, thread, screenprinting ink, and metal, 88 1/4 x 48 1/8 in, 224 x 122 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Portal 10, 2017, Fabric, thread, screenprinting ink and metal, 89 3/4 x 48 1/8 in, 228 x 122 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Portal 11, 2017, Fabric, thread, paper, plastic, screenprinting ink and metal, 91 3/4 x 44 7/8 in, 233 x 114 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Pregnant Cloud Sparks Moist Blue Skies, 2017, Wallpaper from the future appeared in 2017, debris from Blue Sky, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache paint, ball point pen and wallpaper paste, 118 1/8 x 111 3/8 x 22 1/4 in, 300 x 283 x 56.5 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Pregnant Cloud Sparks Moist Blue Skies, 2017, Wallpaper from the future appeared in 2017, debris from Blue Sky, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache paint, ball point pen and wallpaper paste, 118 1/8 x 111 3/8 x 22 1/4 in, 300 x 283 x 56.5 cm

Ludovica Gioscia, Tralfamadore, (appeared 2017), Bronze, plaster, plastic, make up, acrylic paint and wax, 8 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 6 3/4 in, 22.5 x 48 x 17 cm

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