Louisa Gagliardi at Plymouth Rock

Artist: Louisa Gagliardi

Exhibition title: On a day like this

Venue: Plymouth Rock, Zürich, Switzerland

Date: February – April, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Plymouth Rock, Zürich

In layers and folds, canopies, crusts and perceptive depictions Louisa builds images and narratives of the daily. Her work is about moments, captured before they shift, frozen before they have stabilized into their final form. Before the rain ruins a perfect picnic. Before we suffocate the natural world completely. After we’ve aged one more second, but not a point more.  Here she expands into the third dimension, but it’s been there. Or, rather, these new works are drawings as well. Between sculpture and painting is a visualized sameness, physical objects just conspicuous enough. The trace of the body’s creation hides behind a digital output. Rendering is drawing. Sewing is drawing. Lines cross material real and projected. They’re tied together by someone.

—Mitchell Anderson

Louisa Gagliardi, On a day like this, 2018, exhibition view, Plymouth Rock, Zürich

Louisa Gagliardi, On a day like this, 2018, exhibition view, Plymouth Rock, Zürich

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, On a day like this, 2018, exhibition view, Plymouth Rock, Zürich

Louisa Gagliardi, Morning Glory, 2018, gel medium and ink on PVC, 115 x 190 cm

Louisa Gagliardi, Morning Glory, (detail), 2018, gel medium and ink on PVC, 115 x 190 cm

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes, 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, Souvenirs, 2018, gel medium and ink on PVC, 74 x 115 cm

Louisa Gagliardi, Souvenirs, (detail), 2018, gel medium and ink on PVC, 74 x 115 cm

Louisa Gagliardi, Souvenirs, (detail), 2018, gel medium and ink on PVC, 74 x 115 cm

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

Louisa Gagliardi, Restes (detail), 2018, tule, dimensions variable

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