iSculpture Gallery announces its first exhibition of 2013
Davide Dall’Osso: The Colours of Transparency
Solo Exhibition: iSculpture Art Gallery | September 19–October 6, 2013
Site Specific Installation: Tenuta Castello di Casole| September 17–October 6, 2013
San Gimignano (September 4, 2013): iSculpture Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Davide Dall’Osso. The Colours of Transparencywill be on view from September 19 through October 6, 2013, with an opening reception Thursday, September 19, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Davide Dall’Osso will have a site specific installation at Castello di Casole entitled Dancing Transparencies, with an opening reception Tuesday, September 17, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Polycarbonate is the material chosen by Davide Dall’Osso: a waste and poor material, but ennobled by the manipulations of the Artist. The sculptures of the series “Against the Wind“, the busts as well as the entire figures, core of the show The Colours of Transparency, seem to crystallize ancestral movements. In these works we read the canons of “beauty” according to the artist: from the faces of the classical period to the early style baroque drapery, as far as the interactions between the plastic arts and theater performances. The visual memory of the artist, so attentive and receptive, finds full expression in his works but its peculiarity lies in what the eye cannot see. The empty and full spaces, colors and transparencies, suggest the “non-limit” of his sculpture, an artistic performance in constant being but devoid of the human presence. Light is an integral part of this continuous changing, the play of shadows is the vital element of the sculptures of Davide Dall’Osso. The fusion of polycarbonates allows him to produce suspended works of different sizes, with transparency and lightness that refer to ice and molten glass.
The Site Specific Installation Dancing Transparencies comes from the fusion of these elements , where female figures, characterized by fluid forms and transparencies of matter, vibrate in unison with the acacia leaves moved by the wind. But it is not just a movement in the air, a shudder through the skin of those who dwell for a moment, the intensity is generated by transparent creatures that seem to stem from a double dance of movement and stasis, always oscillating between energy, strength and movement.
About Davide Dall’Osso
The passion for theater, dance and visual arts led him immediately to choose the contamination of languages; This stimulated him to undertake a study on the body, space and matter. Davide also investigates the emotional valence of art and its public function as an engine for social change. From the beginning of his artistic path, he mainly takes interest in the possibility to interpret, through sculpture, the spirituality of the contemporary man by searching its many forms, both conscious and not, achieved once released from the hold of religions. This aspect, mostly developed through psychology and the new “Tribal Rituals”. His current work on polycarbonates concerns the possibility/impossibility to achieve, through fusion, a grade zero of the matter: the search for a void from which the creative process can regenerate.
About the iSculpture Gallery
In the heart of Tuscany, in San Gimignano, a town witness of the History, Arts and Culture of our country, iSculpture has its rise, the first Contemporary Art Gallery featuring only Italian Sculptors. The project iSculpture, literally “Italian Sculpture” was born to promote those skills and knowledges that, treasuring tradition and past techniques, are still today the excellence of our country. Updated in taste and concept of “beauty”, the sculpture is perhaps the most complete art kind, in which matter and shape come together in a continuous challenge to renewal, without ever leaving a constant acquisition of consolidated parameters relating to balance and know-how. The works of our selected artists represent a significant example of contemporary Italian sculptural production in the field of ceramics, bronze, alabaster, wood, marble and iron.
About The Castello di Casole
Castello di Casole, one of the largest private estates in Italy, is located in heart of Tuscany, near the beautiful cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. The castle’s rich history dates back to the end of the 10th century, when it was built and christened Querceto Manor. Querceto Manor often hosted the political exiles of nearby Siena until it fell into decline starting in the 15th century. Owned and reconstructed during the 19th and 20th centuries by the Bargagli family of Siena – esteemed local aristocracy – the castle rose to a prominent position in the region, as the surrounding estate was a leading agricultural producer with 31 farms on 2200 acres. During the late 20th century the Castello was owned by prominent Italian film director Luchino Visconti, who entertained European and Hollywood luminaries throughout the estate. For the Timbers Resorts, owner of the estate, has always been a priority to preserve the rich history of Tuscany and the constant cultural promotion of the “Made in Italy”. Among the expressions of this desire is part of the program of events and exhibitions in collaboration with iSculpture Gallery in San Gimignano.
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iSculpture Art Gallery
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53037 San Gimignano (SI)
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