"7439" by RENATO D'AGOSTIN
PUBLIC OPENING & BOOK SIGNING: SATURDAY MAY 13, 2017, FROM 12PM TP 7PM
EXHIBITION: 13 MAY - 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
No American road trip looms larger in our collective consciousness than the one bound west, and has been both the favorite subject and a formidable challenge for most artists, from Robert Franck to Jack Kerouac. In 2015, Italian-born photographer Renato D’Agostin took the challenge and travelled the 7,439 miles from New York to Los Angeles on his 1983 BMW motorcycle, developing film in hotel sinks along the way. This initiatic journey gave rise to a series of bright and contrasted images, overwhelming with beauty, subtlety and grace, entitled "7439".
Renato D’Agostin captures visual elements and leaves his singular mark on every picture. Mastering every aspect of his silver gelatin photography, Renato D’Agostin knows better than anyone how to imbue a classical black and white picture with a contemporary cut. Renato’s photographs, laden with abstraction and surrealism, are strong and powerful yet delicate.
- 28 original black and white silver prints, numbered, printed and signed by the artist
- Format 32x48 cm, limited edition of 25, priced at 3,500 €
- Format 67x100 cm, limited edition of 5, priced at 7,000 €
- Triptych (67x100 cm x3), limited edition of 5, priced at 21,000 €
- A signed copy of the '7439' book is available online
- A signed copy of his award-winning "Proxemcis" book is available online
"CONFINE" by Vittoria Gerardi
MEETING WITH THE ARTIST: SATURDAY MAY 13, 2017, FROM 12AM to 7PM
EXHIBITION: 12 AUGUST - 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
In Confine, Italian photographer Vittoria Gerardi presents her perception of the landscape, a visual and mental experience through Death Valley. Located in the eastern Californian desert, Death Valley is the lowest, driest and hottest area in North America. 139 miles long, the valley varies from massive mountain formations to expanses of ground covered with salt, revealing a martial scenery where no human being deserves to live.
The dazzling light, therefore the incapability of seeing is portrayed by the photographer by selecting portions of the negative, distilling fragments of the landscape and making them become symbolic lines between inconsistency and matter, almost as scars of light and time.
By using an alternative process in the darkroom, the photographer emphasizes the elements that make the landscape violent and extreme. The synergy of chemicals and the sensitive nature of paper give shape to peculiar tonalities. A balancing act between chance and control creating unique and irreproducible photographic prints. For Vittoria Gerardi « Confine, or Horizon, is the intangible line that makes man reveal his limit and the illusion of going beyond it ».
- More than 15 original black and white silver-gelatin prints, numbered
- Printed and signed by the artist
- Various formats. Single editions only
- Prices start at only 800 €