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.

GREG BOGIN

FLASHBACK

7 June - 7 July 2017

GREG BOGIN
FLASHBACK

 

7 June - 7 July 2017

Opening: Wednesday 7 June, from 6.30 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.

Also by appointment

RIBOT is pleased to present FLASHBACK, a solo show by the American artist Greg Bogin (New York, 1965). This is the second in the (Parentesi) series of shows. Its very title underlines the fact that this is an interruption of the gallery’s usual program and shifts our view “elsewhere” in order to evoke an experiential past with strong links to the present.

 

The stylistic references of Greg Bogin’s works are to be found in the art experiments of the 1960s, above all those of Minimal and Pop Art. Bogin interiorizes the particular characteristics of those art languages and reinterprets them into a new vision in which the work of art fuses together with the object and completely frees itself from any kind of representational aim to concentrate instead on the purity of form.

 

The large-scale canvases on show have a rigorous and geometric look to them, and their colors are bright and at times fluorescent. The polyurethane material and car-body paint underline on the one hand their compactness and, on the other, the brilliance from which the industrial process used by the artist emerges. The sharpness of the perimeter line is like a margin that underlines the silhouette of the forms and defines within it a portion of homogenous surface, in some cases white and in others gilded with an icon-like effect.

 

The austerity of these works might lead us to think of an impersonal and abstract concept. The titles Bogin has given to the works on show, however, reveal an unexpected attention paid by the artist to relationships, ones that are individual (Nonessential Conversation), sentimental (The happy there after), and existential (A lifetime supply of useless items). 

Greg Bogin (New York, 1965) lives and works in New York. He studied Fine Art at the Cooper Union, New York. He has held solo and group shows in prestigious international museums and galleries, including Marlborough Contemporary, New York, (2017); Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co, Milan (2013); Leo Koening Inc, New York (2011); Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, (2004); Mario Diacono Boston, Massachusetts, (2004); Mary Boone Gallery, New York, (2001); Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, (2001); Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, (2001); Kunst-Halle, Berlin, (1999). 

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GREG BOGIN

FLASHBACK

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Gallery hours:

Tue - Fri: 3 pm - 7.30 pm

Saturday: 11.30 am - 6.30 pm

and by appointment 

RIBOT arte contemporanea

via Enrico Nöe 23 - 20133 Milan

info@ribotgallery.com

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