Group show by Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella, Sara Cuono, Manuel Focareta, Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi.
January 21 - 23, 2021
Via degli Ausoni 1, 00185, Roma
Attempt is a group show by Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella, Sara Cuono, Manuel Focareta and Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi. The show presents the artists’ recent work, pieces that are formally different from one another yet are linked by well-defined theoretical instances.
Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella shows an artwork from the series Rappresentazioni Formali (2020). The piece, Rappresentazione formale di una maschera di interferenza visiva presentata per 50 ms in un esperimento di percezione visiva presso Numero Cromatico nel 2020, is a red monochrome that becomes the formal representation of a visual element usually used during studies that research the limits of conscious visual perception.
Sara Cuono presents three artworks from the series Senza Immagine/Monocromi (2020) shown on three screens: a large-scale display and two smartphones. The series explores the creation of apparently meaningless images - the “non-images” of digital devices and social media apt for photographic use.
Manuel Focareta presents three artworks on paper, Senza Titolo, from the series Il Presente Accumulato (2020) in which the artist, through handwriting and overlapping, displays a series of texts on paper with the aim of accumulating their meaning and creating a new image.
Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi presents four artworks from the series Atlante sul volto: three Prove su carta (2020) and Emoticon (2020), a led-display showing the main emotional expression through the use of typography.
The show stands as a benchmark in the group’s artistic production because the presented artworks forecast the new development of the artists’ research projects - all endorsing specific theoretical and methodological rules.