RizzutoGallery is pleased to present “In Antis“, the first personal exhibition of Francesca Polizzi (Palermo, 1988), with a text by Alessandro Pinto, which will be inaugurated on Saturday 22 February 2020 at 6 p.m.; it will remain open until 28 March 2020 (from Tuesday on Saturdays, from 4 to 8 pm).
The artist shows a series of large-format sculptural installations composed only by two materials: wool and steel. For the realization of these works, Francesca Polizzi takes care of the raw material starting from the shearing, subjecting it to a process that seems to have the purpose of controlling and at the same time maintaining the restlessness of the wool, or its animal component.
Shearing, washing, carding, color selection and felting are all phases with which the artist impresses her own action on the material. Polizzi shapes and generates an organic fabric by loading it with different layers of physical and intellectual memory.
The artworks enact a simultaneous and continuous transfer between the organic of the material and the inorganic of the constituted form, and, by analogy, each form creates external references to the work itself.
Francesca Polizzi (Palermo, 1988) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, mainly uses raw wool as a material for processing and translating memory, a material-skin that welcomes signs, shapes, slags, imprinting processes, in a path which makes them images with rigorous formal definition, to finally give themselves as relics of a deep sensorial dimension.
FRANCESCA POLIZZI – In Antis
with a text by Alessandro Pinto
Opening: Saturday 22 February 2020, 6 p.m.
Until 28 March, 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 4 to 8 p.m.