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Amikam Toren, Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons and Terry Rodgers at SPAZIO 22, Milan

Amikam Toren “Framework” at FL GALLERY, Milan

 

Federico Luger (FL GALLERY) is proud to present the rst solo exhibition of Amikam Toren in Milan.

In his work, Amikam Toren transforms found objects and images into paintings, works on paper, videos, installations, and sculptures full of surprising depth, humor, and meaning. Toren looks with interest at everyday objects. His reductivist approach explores how minimal intervention by the artist can produce a totally new concept, adding profundity and sensibility to the work.

The show will focus on his most recent works, a series of painting titled: “No Frame, No Painting, No Void”. Here the artist transforms found frames into geometrical paintings. It can be considered an intermediate step between classicism and modernity, with a special touch of humor, always present in Amikam’s works.

The exhibition also presents a selection of related works from di erent periods and series. Three of his famous “Armchair Paintings”, recently acquired by the Tate Gallery will be included in the show. For this series he uses oil paintings bought at ea markets, which he reworks by cutting a stenciled text into the picture surface. Like the paintings, the texts are ready-mades from gra ti, signs and quotations, but the destructive intervention of the texts elevate the originals from the banal to the signi cant. Other works presented at the exhibition include a painting from his “Pidgin Painting” series where the canvas is used to paint itself and an important object/sculpture from the extraordinary series titled “Actuality” (1979-89). Installed by the artist, the group of works exhibited creates a panorama of his career, demonstrating his extraordinary versatility.

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at FL GALLERY, Milan
until 19 January 2018

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Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons – “Estado del Tiempo” at Galleria PACK, Milan

 

mmerse in the luxurious landscapes of the Captiva Peninsula in Florida, Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons renders a meditative new body of works that capture the weather changes and the environmental dynamics of the area in a time that engages us in a contemplation of current conversations of extreme weather, a reminding of the fragility of the planet and the daily accumulations of human and nature loss.

All the works were produced during the Summer of 2016 at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida. The project continues Campos-Pons’ investigation of sensuality rendering of surfaces juxtaposition of sites and cultural references. Captiva is the most active region for electrical storms in the US thunder lights are in abundance and the skies offer daily spectacle of light and poetry.

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at Galleria PACK, Milan
until 19 January 2018

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Terry Rodgers “APPROXIMATIONS” at SPAZIO 22, Milan

 

Terry Rodgers (1947, Newark, New Jersey) is an internationally recognized American artist who lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. His work emphasizes the contemporary disconnection between body and mind. His rendering of an imaginary leisure life stands as an iconic vision of the tensions and confusions endemic to today’s society. These images are a compression of our rampant imaginations and mediated influences. The seductive and marvelous glamour of the outer world jars against the vulnerability and delicacy of our inner and private selves. The artist has acquired considerable fame as the creator of large-scale cinematic paintings that compel the viewer to participate in a disenchanted world where beauty, sex and money do not seem to bring happiness.In fact every single character that is painted on his canvas seem to communicate a strange feeling of lonliness and sadness.

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at SPAZIO 22, Milan
until 19 January 2018

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