Art at Lazzari Space – 2022
ELIO ARMANO + ELISABETTA VIGNATO ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
Thoreau’s woods are conjured up by Elio Armano’s enigmatic russet trees. Their crowns don’t consist of stirring foliage but of geometric forms whose indented margins reproduce the outlines of mountain chains.
Elisabetta Vignato softens the varying, changing tones of colors and light in the four great canvasses devoted to the seasons. We are here again reminded of Thoreau’s descriptions, although in her paintings Vignato gives up the figurative elements that can sometimes be found in her landscapes.
FORMAGGIO + PIERANTONIO TANZOLA ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
Sculpture appeared to Formaggio like a new possibility in which a free artistic activity found a new natural dimension in the structure of his philosophical thought. His works assembled metal elements, springs, gears, chandelier parts, brass sticks and wrought iron waste.
The reflection on representation and artistry, on the role of the artist in the making of a work where the world would like to represent its own self, accompanies the world of Pierantonio Tanzola, particularly in the recent cycle of charcoals on paper called, not by chance, The prison of the sign.
GINO BLANC + SILVIA DE GIUDICI ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
Learned and at once free and dreamy, the Gino Blanc’s art offers both concentrated crowds of subjects and a formal neatness obtained by playing on color fields.
Silvia de Giudici’s painting is less instinctive, yet urged by a precise poetic choice. Her small vibrating, intense portraits express a temporary disharmony with hints that point to its final balancing.
Everything appears evident in this four-handed sculpture. Here, unlikely assorted objects (as if recovered from a Venetian canal) attract one another in a composition which challenges any idea of harmony although the work recovers it in its unifying balance obtained by a special plastic varnishing made by Gino Blanc.
ANNA PIRATTI + ANDREA ROSARA ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
Andrea Rosara, a Venetian now based in Toronto, stratifies in his acrylic paintings gestures, textures and backgrounds of color in an abstract narrative guided by a personal expressionism, in a research on the distance between himself and the world.
Anna Piratti, in collaboration with Silvia Gribaudi, proposes in a new, unprecedented installation a project that has been touring Italy and Europe: eight hundred undressed dolls, thrown on the ground or locked up in plastic bags, in a painful, very topical denunciation of the violations affecting the dignity, identity and life of women all over the world.