Doppia Cattura (Double Capture), and exhibition of works by Massimiliano Turco, opens Thursday, November 6 in SACI's Maidoff Gallery.
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, November 6 at 6pm
ON VIEW: November 6 - December 7, 2019
For the November exhibition in SACI’s Maidoff Gallery, Massimiliano Turco presents his artistic research focusing on signs and gestures. He uses leftover and found pieces of marble from the local quarries as supports for his drawings.
With small bursts of energy, the artist draws on the uneven surface of the marble, which direct and create the shapes and intensity of his strokes. The support is no longer subsidiary, but becomes an equal part of the work, on the same level as the drawing – the meeting place between the drawing and the marble. The minimal interference on marble and the short, energetic signs are reinforced by repetition, as the artist obsessively draws on the marble for long, extenuating hours. The result is like a mantra—a repetitive rhythm that never allows him total control over the end results. The two materials, the marble and ink, become like Deleuze’s Double Capture (Doppia Cattura): "'what' it becomes changes no less than ‘that which’ becomes.”
Massimiliano's second series included in the exhibition is also linked to signs. In the works, he unrolls a long sheet of glossy paper ‘au plein air’ in abandoned quarries, letting the paper be moved freely by the wind, a drawing is created at the mercy of the weather—with abrasions, cracks, and creases. The work produced becomes an involuntary performance and the paper begins to look like the marble and the environment that surrounds it, with very few graphic signs made by the artist's hand.
Špela Zidar - SACI Gallery Coordinator
SACI's Maidoff Gallery
Via Sant'Egidio 14