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Work(in)Space_Rebecca MacLachlan: Giardini incolti (Wild Gardens)

Rebecca MacLachlan, Giardini incolti (Wild Gardens)

Rebecca MacLachlan, Giardini incolti (Wild Gardens)

Rebecca MacLachlan, Giardini incolti (Wild Gardens)

WORK(IN)SPACE: "Giardini incolti (Wild Gardens)," an exhibition of new works by SACI MFA in Studio Art candidate Rebecca MacLachlan

SACI's Maidoff Gallery  
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14th at 6pm
On View: March 14 - 17, 2019

Rebecca MacLachlan: "Giardini incolti (Wild Gardens)"

In this series of seven etchings, I wish to portray each piece as a unique garden of it’s own. Inspiration and varied beginnings of the imagery were derived from preparatory sketches and from working directly on the metal plate in the garden at Palazzo dei Cartelloni. The initial structures and compositions, in the form of lines drawn from observation, served as the foundations or “seeds” for the eventual unfolding of each work, which evolved through the laborious etching process. Each work evolved and each direction was determined through the layering of various elements of design, from line to texture to tonal variations, each revealing a new challenge and discovery. My garden is one that is not others', but an imagined place that I designed, allowing for elements that were not completely controllable to live and breathe on their own (Rebecca MacLachlan). 


In questa serie di sette incisioni è mio desiderio ritrarre ogni singolo pezzo come un giardino a sé. Ispirazione e immagini iniziali derivano da una serie di schizzi preparatori e da un lavoro fatto direttamente sulla lastra di metallo nel Giardino del Palazzo dei Cartelloni. L’iniziale struttura e composizione , in forma di linee disegnate durante l’osservazione del giardino, sono servite come fondamenta o ‘semi’ per l’eventuale svolgimento di ogni opera, la quale si è evoluta attraverso il laborioso processo dell’incisione. Ogni evoluzione e ogni direzione intrapresa sono state determinate dalla sovrapposizione di vari elementi, dalle linee alla materialità, alla variazione tonale, rivelando ogni volta una nuova sfida e una nuova scoperta. Il mio giardino è unico e di nessun altro; un posto immaginario che permette agli elementi non totalmente controllabili di vivere e respirare per conto proprio (Rebecca MacLachlan).

WORK(IN)SPACE is a series of exhibition projects by SACI 2nd-Year MFA in Studio Art candidates, as part of the Professional Practicum Seminar. Students work directly with SACI's Maidoff Gallery to critically engage with the challenges offered by preparing an exhibition. Each week a new opening presents a coherent body of work of the artists. Working one-to-one with SACI Instructors Daria Filardo and Pietro Gaglianò, students step outside of their studio environment to rethink their work in an exhibition setting, learning to consider all the aspects, limitations, and needs of the given space to achieve the best final result.

WORK(IN)SPACE is held in SACI’s Maidoff Gallery and includes all phases of the exhibition, from the planning to the installation and opening of the show. Visitors are invited to attend the openings, or visit during gallery hours.

SACI's Maidoff Gallery Via Sant'Egidio 14 Gallery Hours: M-F 9-7pm / S-S 1-7pm

View the complete Work(in)Space exhibition calendar.

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