This first solo exhibition in the United States of the Sicilian artist Alessandro Piangiamore, curated by Vittorio Calabrese, will feature 14 pieces from the series Ieri Ikebana, La cera di Roma, Belvedere, and Primavera Piangiamore, as well as a new site-specific work from the artist’s open-ended project, Tutto il vento che c’è (All the Wind that Blows).
The artist will be present for the opening reception, which will be held on Tuesday, May 1st from 6pm to 8pm, preceded by the presentation of the artist’s first monograph, Alessandro Piangiamore (published by NERO, Rome), at 5:30pm in the charming setting of Casa Italiana’s garden.
The exhibition’s title, Marango, comes from the Sicilian word for Amaranth, a color extract from a flower originating from South America, which characterized the textile production of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. Amaranth is one of the elements found in Piangiamore’s Ieri Ikebana’s compositions, symbolizing the relationship between materials, tradition and nature, typical of the artist’s oeuvre.
In this latest exhibition, Alessandro Piangiamore places the works in dialogue with each other in composite installations, proposing a new reading of their visual impact and their reciprocal meanings. The artist draws upon the use of materials easily found in everyday life, as well as an inclination to give up control over the physical result in favor of the idea.
We look forward to welcoming you at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24th West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011, beginning at 5:30pm with the artist’s first monograph presentation,