Marco Tagliafierro

William E. Jones

Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 1

March 2015

Psychic Driving, 2014, a video projection, is undoubtedly the most significant presence in this show by William E. Jones, offering a succession of colorful vibrating lines where each frame is like an elaborate abstract painting. In the work’s… READ ON

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“Oggetti su piano”

Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna

February 2015

A texture, an arabesque, obtained by painting a wooden surface in several shades of red, completely covers the walls of the rooms of the exhibition space. The installation piece, by Flavio Favelli, evokes the chromatic experience of picture… READ ON

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Dario Guccio

Federico Vavassori

February 2015

In the nine collage-based paintings on view, anthropomorphic and abstract pleather forms overlap, thrown together like layers of digital imagery, creating color contrasts that evoke the Fauves. The iconic power of these compositions derives… READ ON

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Alessandra Spranzi

February 2015

Those familiar with the trajectory of Alessandra Spranzi’s practice might recognize her series “Obsoleto” (Obsolete), 2013–, as a culmination of several ongoing investigations; those unfamiliar with her oeuvre might simply be affected… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Becky Beasley

January 2015

Three bronze branches, each suspended horizontally from the ceiling by a brass rod, slowly rotated in the main gallery of Francesca Minini for the duration of Becky Beasley’s recent exhibition. Powered by small motors, the sculptures spun… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Francesco Barocco

Norma Mangione Gallery

December 2014

In Francesco Barocco’s third solo exhibition at this gallery, three terracotta sculptures (all works untitled and 2014) evoke heads, and on each one the artist has added facial features, such as a nose and hair, in graphite. References to… READ ON

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Massimo De Carlo | Milan

December 2014

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s “Bat Opera 2” is a circuitous and fascinating exhibition of video, painting, and installation; it is dense and full of dramatic turns. A collection of small paintings and works on paper hung on the walls at various… READ ON

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Talia Chetrit

Kaufmann Repetto

December 2014

The photographs in “Model,” Talia Chetrit’s latest solo exhibition, capture contrived, unnatural postures and seem to have given the portrayed subjects—a couple showing a touch of self-conscious romanticism—more time than necessary… READ ON

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Marco Tagliafierro

December 2014

IMPLICIT IN ADRIANO COSTA’S EXHIBITION “LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE” AT MILAN’S PEEP-HOLE (September 26 to November 8, 2014), was a well-timed consideration of the narrative potential we encounter through objects, actions, and environments… READ ON

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Annette Kelm

December 2014

Most of the photographs in Annette Kelm’s show “In the Realm of” depict displays or exhibits of one kind or another, some already existing, others constructed by the artist in her studio. She gives in to the pleasure of letting herself… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]