Sunday, 22 April 2012
Thirteen paintings have left my house headed for Italy.
Works from the "Wrap" series, on which I have been working for the last months, will go on display in a show titled Interiors at Ellearte, a gallery in Palermo, Sicily.
This series of works feature objects that are hidden in boxes or wrapped in brown paper. Some of the boxes have been open, but what was in them is not revealed.
I have looked at and examined these boxes and packets, arranged them, piled them up, aligned them, introduced a narrative element, set them onto and inside furniture. They took the stage, caught my studio's southern light and just "sat" for me providing a real presence to work with. A tension must be created as the point of departure of a painting.
The show opens on the 2nd of May and will go on until the 28th of May. My works are paired up with watercolours by Barbara Arrigo.
Galleria Ellearte, via Ricasoli 45, Palermo.