May 23 - October 3, 2010
First Italian exhibition of Jacob Kassay, the 26-years-old artist based in New York.
Kassay's work, with a strong conceptual imprint, combines a minimalist elaboration with a profound knowledge of photographic technique that he transposes into the practice of painting.
His project at Collezione Maramotti is composed of ten new pieces arranged in the Pattern Room space as a sort of big installation.
The canvasses, after a chemical mirror-plating treatment, look like reflective panels which are permeated with the ghost-like presence of the underlying paint while at the same time constantly transforming in a dialogue with the light and and the silhouettes of objects and bodies in the surrounding space.
The exhibition, admission free, may be visited during the same opening hours as those of the permanent collection:
Thursday-Friday 2.30 pm-6.30 pm;
Saturday-Sunday 9.30 am-12.30 pm and 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
Closed: from 1 to 25 August
On the occasion of the exhibition the catalogue Jacob Kassay has been published, with a text by Mario Diacono.
Published by Gli Ori, Pistoia.