POSTCARD FROM NEW YORK – PART III
CARL D’ALVIA, AURORA PELLIZZI, LUISA RABBIA,
VICTORIA ROTH, MAJA RUZNIC, PAULINE SHAW
curated by Serena Trizzino
opening: Friday, January 28th, 2022 h 6pm – 9pm until March 12th, 2022
Galleria Anna Marra is pleased to present Postcard from New York - Part III, a group show curated by Serena Trizzino, opening on January 28th, 2022. Part III is the last edition of a series started in 2016 that relates a selection of the curator’s findings in New York City. This iteration focuses on artists who explore the liminal space between abstraction and representation. Employing different techniques, each artist has a unique and yet cohesive visual language that subtly suggests recognizable forms, in particular those of the body. From the ways in which the body relates to its social context; to how it encapsulates the human’s fragility, in contrast to its potential power; connects with universal forces; or inspires for its sheer esthetical value; each artist employs the figure to investigate and express their main message.
The artists included in the exhibition are Carl D’Alvia, Aurora Pellizzi, Luisa Rabbia, Maja Ruznic, Victoria Roth, and Pauline Shaw.
Carl D’Alvia explores the limits of traditional sculpture, making work that is at once minimal and maximal, humorous and tragic. New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz states “Sculpture is in eternal struggle and perpetual conversation with gravity. In his anthropomorphic, quasi-figurative, abstractly suggestive large aluminum sculptures, Carl D’Alvia addresses this head-on. The results are humble but ambitious philosophical sculptures - mesmerizing, almost mystical configurations that make you feel precious love for shape and states of being.”