13 January – 28 February 2004
Tues-Sat 11.00 – 19.00, closed holidays
The Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co. Gallery presents, opening
13 January at 18.00, the exhibition of the American artist Dan
Born in 1960 in Philadelphia, Dan Walsh studied at Philadelphia
College of Art and Hunter College in New York. He lives and works
in New York.
The exhibition features five large colored acrylics, almost
monochromes in which the recurring use of a sort of alphabet
composed of simple geometric figures like squares, rectangles and
lines creates abstract, minimal compositions that establish a
dialogue with one another.
An utterly personal minimalism the artist believes is the result of
something that develops, day after day, as he works on his canvases.
The evolution of his works, from the early 1990s to the present,
has led him to abandon the concept of the “ideal” in abstract
painting, which in the history of art is always somehow connected
with a “psychological condition”, in an attempt to give greater
“weight” and “gravity” to his paintings, making them become less
and less “transcendent” and more corporeal.
The compositions of Dan Walsh shift between the decorative and the
functional, reminding us of colored architectural drawings or
summery tablecloths, or at times of walls of stocked merchandise or
objects stacked on platforms.
Dan Walsh has shown work in many galleries and museums in Europe
and the United States, including recent solo shows at the Centre
d’Art Contemporain de la Synagogue de Delme (France), the Ljubljana
Biennale (Slovenia), the Cabinet des estampes du Musée d’Art et d’histoire/Musées
d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Geneve, the Indianapolis Museum of
Art, and group shows at the Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
2003 (France) and the New Museum of Contemporary Art of New York.
The artist will be present at the opening.
For information contact the gallery 02 86998170