FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA
FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA
Galleria Patricia Armocida is proud to present Mint Julep, a group exhibition with works by Maya Hayuk, Cleon Peterson, Revok, and Francesco Igory Deiana, opening on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM.
Mint Julep is a cocktail from the southern United States consisting of bourbon, ice, sugar, and mint. Mixed together, these four ingredients create a refreshing and summery beverage. And this is the starting point for the exhibit: a taste of fresh, new creative trends from overseas.
Francesco Igory Deiana (Milan, 1986) lives and works in San Francisco. He’s known for his large, painstaking ballpoint-pen-on-paper works in which the mutability of emotions is generated by the gestural expressiveness of the strokes. He explores the connections between man, nature, and the social systems we live in. In the drawings on display, the artist inscribes an abstract texture resembling fabric viewed through TV static within an outline built of right angles alternating with semi-circular cutouts and overlaid with tightly spaced, thin-ruled pencil markings. The result is tension: between the geometric and painterly, the planar and the abstract, soft and hard, noise and information, space and flatness. In his works, natural and civilization elements are melted together through geometrical frames, becoming more and more abstract until they fade out, much like the clouds and figures in his latest works, which evaporate into pure sensation.
By using a broad range of techniques, including ballpoint pen, bleach, lead, paint, and photographs, Deiana’s works offer the viewer a commentary on the way in which our increasing dependence on the computer and its simulacra has eclipsed the primacy of human relationships.
Past exhibitions include: Haptic Render, Cult Gallery, San Francisco 2015; Meeting on the Shore, Parklife Gallery, San Francisco 2015; Involving doubts, D406, Modena, Italy 2014; Free Fall, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, 2013; On Thin Ice, Ruttkowski 68 Gallery, Koln, Germany 2012.
His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as: Chain Reaction 12; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallry, San Francisco, 2016; Thats my Trip, a cura di Andrew Schoultz, Joshua Liner Gallery, 2015; Art and Community In California, Sculptural installation in the Museum Alcoves, Oakland Museum, 2015; Summer Growp Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, 2014; 5 Years Anniversary, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, 2014; A Massive Swell, Muddguts Gallery, New York, 2013; Locals Only, RVCA, San Francisco 2013; Domesticated Souls, Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2012; Contemporaries, a cura di Stephen Powers, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milano, Italia 2011; Let's go bombing tonight, a cura di Barry McGee e Josh Lazcano, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Danimarca.