Opening: Saturday 8 July 2023 at 7 pm

until 26 August 2023
Tuesday to Saturday, 4 – 8 pm

RizzutoGallery is pleased to present SALON PALERMO 3, a group exhibition focusing on young Italian painting, curated by Antonio Grulli and Francesco De Grandi. The exhibition will open on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 7 p.m. and will remain open until September 2, 2023, Tuesday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.

SALON PALERMO is confirmed as a now unmissable event of the Palermo Summer, and for this third edition the protagonists will be:

Alessandro Aprile (Modica (RG), 1999. Lives and works in Bologna), Emilio Gola (Milan, 1994. Lives and works in Milan), Agnese Guido (Copertino (LE), 1982. Lives and works in Milan), Letizia Lucchetti (Ancona, 1999. Lives and works in Bologna), Andrea Luzi (Ancona, 1997. Lives and works between Milan and Filottrano, Ancona), Elisabetta Marino (Palermo, 1989. Lives and works in Palermo), Martina Pozzobon (Treviso, 1998. Lives and works in Bologna), Elias Vitrano (Palermo, 1990. Lives and works in Palermo).

“Third year for Salon Palermo; almost a small anniversary, a birthday, a symbolic number.  Who would have thought. Enthusiasm intact and still so many artists to show. Italy in recent years has been really generous with painters, in every corner of its territory. And Salon Palermo I think has managed to carve out an important role for itself as a reconnaissance of new Italian figurative painting. Many new names on everyone’s lips today have passed right through here.

So here we are again at our annual migration, now a fixture, every early July. We return to the sun, the life, the colors, the warmth. We have realized how much we need it, we have realized how good it does us. To embrace even more strongly the eroticism of vision, magic and mystery. Again. Again in Palermo, in the heart of the city; the perfect theater for daytime, and especially nighttime, raids in its neighborhoods, among museums, bars, squares paved with gray and red stones, to breathe in all the life that can enter our lungs. Palermo that for us is a thousand talks, endless sweats, meetings; the only school of art and life. Palermo that in years hostile to painting has been a place of resistance to homologation and freedom. In that wedge of land that feels like a strip of Europe torn and pulled toward North Africa and the Middle East.

In Salon Palermo all the works can be traced back to a figuration linked to a visio-narian dimension. The works in the exhibition hold together thanks to one of the very few lines that can be traced within painting today, that path linked to a tradition that for simplicity’s sake could be defined as surrealist or that draws on European expressionism between the two great wars.” 

(from text by Antonio Grulli)