LORENZA BOISI

MAYBE THERE IS A BEAST... MAYBE IT'S ONLY US.

14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017

LORENZA BOISI
MAYBE THERE IS A BEAST...

MAYBE IT'S ONLY US.

 

14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017

Opening: Wednesday 14 December, from 7 pm
The artist will be present

 

RIBOT gallery
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan

 

from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Also by appointment
 

 

RIBOT is pleased to present a solo show by Lorenza Boisi (Milan, 1972): a selection of recent works, oils on canvas and ceramic sculptures, made by the artist specifically for the exhibition.

 

The title, “Maybe there is a beast… Maybe it’s only us” alludes to a crucial moment in the famous novel by William Golding The Lord of the Flies. In Simon’s remark, the prophesy of Shim’on (he who listens), the shy, inspired, soothsaying boy tries to give both a logical explanation and an interpretation of the possible existence of the “beast” that menaces the survival of the group.

 

A beast that might exist or not… that could be within the boys themselves: the projection of their dark side, a physical or imaginary embodiment of their fears, their ancestral need to reify the Unknown, and their Loneliness. Times being what they are, Lorenza Boisi hints at a world that is the very home and body of Apprehension. A personal, extensive, social and historical apprehension that is metaphorically close to Golding’s novel. 

 

The paintings on show tell of the almost sociological possibilities of one or more existential figures, the artist’s alter egos, and narrate, through the use of synecdoche, her universe and its incurable partiality, its subjectivity and, by extension, much more.

 

The ceramics, sculptures, and installations contain an aesthetic reference to her questioning of the media, of known techniques that the artist keeps her distance from, and the works generate a small segment of life, an indistinct place, by attributing a historical meaning to that vague territory that is tale-spinning memory.

 

A place of abandonment and desertions, of transits as adolescence. A place of mystification and of undecipherable moral qualities in face of the arrival of irrationality. A generic and/or highly personal place/time where there remains the mystery of the precise nature of narrative aims and dynamics.

Precisely here where the Beast is to be found or not to be found or We, above all, are the Beast.

ANNE RYAN

Euoī, Euoī, Euoī

7 March - 27 April 2019

ANNE RYAN

Euoī, Euoī, Euoī

 

7 March - 27 April 2019

Opening: Wednesday 7 March, from 7 pm
The artist will be present

 

RIBOT gallery
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan

 

from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Also by appointment

RIBOT is pleased to present Euoī, Euoī, Euoī, a series of “cut paintings” and new pottery made by Irish artist Anne Ryan (born in Limerik, lives and works in London).

Euoī is the Bacchantes’ ovation for Dionysus; a shout full of passionate enthusiasm coming out from all of artist’s works, which are filled with dynamism and bright colors that enhance the curvaceous shapes of the represented bodies.

 

On the first floor, about thirty so-called “cut paintings” are exhibited. They have been intentionally laid on a wooden base stretching all along the gallery’s walls. 
There are harmonious groups of men and women spending their time amusing themselves in different ways: dancing, playing music, or just drinking a good glass of wine and smoking a cigarette. They are cardboard figures, cut and painted with acrylics; a new way of painting, which moves away from the canvas’ bidimensional surface and dances into the space. These works are influenced by two great interests of the artist: painting, especially figurative painting, which is full of narrative sense, and Italian cinema, something on which she focused during her stay at the British Academy in Rome in 2016.

 

The exhibition continues downstairs, where the vital spirit of the characters blends with terracotta, modeled and painted with quick and powerful touches. The figures look as if they had been stolen from vases and Etruscan or Greek frescos and, thanks to the new and fresh colors, they even look more modern. These thin figures, hanging on the white walls, make us think about painting, its destiny and its importance.

 

For Euoī, Euoī, Euoī, Anne Ryan has carried out a special project, which enhances her joyful and conscious spirit. It’s a series of works realized through the technique of linoleography on Japanese bamboo paper. These works have powerful colors and energy that is spread out by the printing.

 

Anne Ryan (Limerick, she lives and works in London). She studied at Limerick School of Art, Ireland, Birmingham University and Coventry University. She held solo and group exhibitions at: greengrassi, London, 2017; The Rectory Projects, London, 2018; British School, Rome, 2016; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2013; Künstlerhaus Mousontorum, Frankfurt, 2001. Among the Grants: Abbey Fellowship in Painting, British School, Rome, 2016; British Arts Council Travel Award to Sweden, 1999.

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Gallery hours:

Tue - Fri: 3 pm - 7.30 pm

Saturday: 11.30 am - 6.30 pm

and by appointment 

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via Enrico Nöe 23 - 20133 Milan

info@ribotgallery.com

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