federica schiavo

federica schiavo

Federica Schiavo Gallery : exhibition organized by Shane Campbell

Rome,  Italy
May 23 – July 31, 2013

Matti Braun, Julia Fish, Michelle Grabner, Richard Hawkins,
Margarete Jakschik, Jon Pestoni, Valerie Snobeck, Yui Yaegashi

“The exhibition begins with Rome in the work of Fish and Hawkins. Three gouache and flashe works on paper by Julia Fish present the profiles of the various types of steps in the American Academy in Rome. As a visiting artist at the Academy in 2007, Fish’s direct experience of the stairways and steps in the McKim, Mead, and White building, “became a primary reference and focus, and initiated questions about the next approach that might be taken in translating, and thus representing, transitional architectural space,” writes Fish. Her works are generated from observation and measurement of the steps thus intimately connecting them to their site in Rome. Richard Hawkins’ collages are from a group of work including small-scale ceramic sculptures of hermaphrodites initiated by his experience of seeing the small hermaphrodite sculpture in the Hall of the Doves in the Capitoline as well as the Sleeping Hermaphrodite at the Villa Borghese. These collages eventually led to his Urbis Paganus project that focused on Classical sculpture whose backside was as important as the front. All four of the collages feature an abstract overlay that refers to Hans Arp’s Dada collages and for Hawkins are refusals of representation. …”

:: excerpt, Press Release, Federica Schiavo Gallery.
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