On show a selection of thirty works on paper from artist Isabella Ducrot.
After the successful personal exhibit Bende sacre at Rome’s National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, which ended on May 18, 2014, Interno giorno (“Interior – Daytime”) features a body of unreleased pieces, created from the year 2010 onwards.
In the text that goes with the exhibit, Nora Iosia comments:
“These vases, teapots, and a handful of natural elements, in the rhythm of the exercise, of repetition, take on a character that grows farther and farther away from the meaning of their presence: the initial intention to stay within the confines of their formal essence founders nonetheless in a meditation that draws reality back to the essential in a single gesture, almost an ideogram of the present. (…)
The silent witnesses of the day transform on paper to pure form, giving a glimpse of the game of battle, apparently having no structure because of the lack of perspective, but finding meaning in lines on the spatial horizon and in rules. The structure is in the dynamics of transformation, in the passage to representation; the structure is a means to itself, which is renewed in the choice of forms, proportions, and colors.
The objects chosen by Isabella Ducrot do not completely transcend the daily, and belong to a scenic design of interiors; raised to the rank of protagonists, they pass from the present to a new present, and revel in their beauty, because they have been stolen from memory, like eternal children: there are no yearning and no fear in this representation which definitively distances itself from the wear of history.”