Matèria is pleased to present An Investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution and restoration of land, Fabio Barile’s second exhibition at the gallery.
The body of work draws its research material from James Hutton’s book ‘Theory of the Earth’, and photographic works such as Timothy O’Sullivan’s ‘Geological survey of the 40th parallel’, Bernice Abbott’s ‘Documenting science’ and the Gaetano Ponte Archive. The work is an analysis developed through geological evidence, photographic experimentation and analogue modelling of the intricate and complex elements that characterize the land we live upon. Barile creates a wide array of imagery, that when condensed, unravels a panorama through which we can attempt a detailed “reading” of the landscape and its history. The attempt of reading through images entails the consideration of the complexity generated by the occurrence of natural processes over the course of the 4.5 billion years of history, during which the land, compressed, eroded and melted, generates the perceived and illusory stillness of the landscape we experience.
The project aims to dialogue with the history of our planet, going beyond human existence by paying homage to the brilliance of people, who through science create order out of disorder by making unprecedented connections between disparate elements and therefore opening new perspectives in the field of human knowledge.
16.03.2017 – 11.05.2017
Vernissage: Thursday March 16 – 7pm.→ Leggi Tutto
Giulia Marchi espone alla Galleria Matèria, via Tiburtina 149, Roma. Rokovoko è un lavoro che approfondisce i legami tra fotografia e letteratura (Cesare Pavese, Gustave Flaubert e Herman Melville) e tra la parola scritta e l’immagine. Il progetto è composto da una serie di polaroid che ritraggono paesaggi astratti immaginati dall’artista. Tre i lavori esposti: “Paesaggi Irrisolti”, “Memorie Selettive”, “Prima di Essere Schiuma Saremo Indomabili Onde”. Fino al 31 luglio 2015.→ Leggi Tutto