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.

G.T. PELLIZZI

ILLUMINATIONS

 

25 November 2021 – 29 January 2022

G.T. PELLIZZI
ILLUMINATIONS

 

 

25 November 2021 – 29 January 2022

 

Opening Wednesday 25 November from 2pm to 9pm

 

The artist will be present.

RIBOT - arte contemporanea

Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milano

 

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 to 7.30pm

Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Also by appointment

RIBOT is pleased to present ILLUMINATIONS, the first solo exhibition in Italy by Mexican artist G.T. Pellizzi (Tlayacapan, 1978. Lives and works between New York and Mexico); including a selection of light sculptures specifically created for the exhibition.

Created with simple materials, these luminous articulated constellations are made with metal tubes similar to those used for construction scaffolding and the 3 primary-color- red, yellow and blue-halogen bulbs. Whether they are used to create wall sculptures or compositions placed on the floor, these elements are full of cross-disciplinary references that refer to the industrial atmosphere that characterizes New York lofts not yet invested by major redevelopment work.

The works can be read in multiple ways which vary in terms of the focus: upon the col- or, shape or on the peculiar dynamics of their relationship. Through these sculptures Pellizzi does not propose truths or postulates, but rather generates questions, evokes situations and triggers discussions. 


“Open works” where earthly and celestial dimensions cohabit; and at same time they are a tribute to Latin American constructivism, Julio Le Parc, Mondrian and minimalism, as well as a reflection on themes related to the transformation of the urban landscape and gentrification. Structures organized by following straight lines of tubes that could be superimposed both on attempts to analyze financial systems graphically and, as their title suggests, to define constellations. In short, they are vital devices, which draw their energy from the constant formal and ideal tension that is generated by observing them.

With the materials used for the Constellations exhibited, the artist has also created a special project in 8 parts + 2 artist's proofs: a vertical luminous sculpture that refers to the primordial element, the constructive module that by repeating itself composes his most complex works.

G.T. PELLIZZI (Tlayacapan, 1978) lives and works between New York and Mexico. He studied at the Channin School of Architecture, New York and St. Johns College, Santa Fe. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at: Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2021; Museo Amparo, Puebla, 2016; Watermill Center for the Arts, Water Mill, 2016; Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City, 2016; The Watermill Center for the Arts, Water Mill, 2015; Revolver Galeria, Lima, 2015; Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015; Museo Morelense de Arte Popular, Cuernavaca, 2015; Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, 2015; Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, 2015; Galerie Lo- evenbruck, Paris, 2014; Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 2014; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2014; El Museo del Barrio,New York, 2013; Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2013; Y Gallery, New York, 2013, 2012, 2011; Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, 2012; Peveto Gallery, Houston, 2012; Abrons Art Center, New York, 2012; West Street Gallery, New York, 2011; Instituto Cultural del Estado de Morelos, Morelos, 2011, Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zurich, 2010; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010; P. S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2010, 2009; The Whit- ney Museum of American Art, New York, 2010; Fundacion Jumex, Cine Morelos, Cuernavaca, 2008; Fon- dazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2008; The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, 2007.