Jonathan VanDyke | 1/9 UNOSUNOVE

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How to Operate in a Dark Room
27 sep 2019 – 23 nov 2019

a major series of new works by New York-based artist Jonathan VanDyke. The paintings in the show represent a level of mastery in Jonathan VanDyke’s sewn paintings. Hundreds of pieces of canvas and textiles, including denim and t-shirt fabric, are stained and painted through elaborate studio processes, and then cut and sewn together in complex patterns. These paintings are complimented by a series of black and white, silver gelatin prints inspired by a scene in Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film L’eclisse, in which a man who has just lost everything draws a picture of flowers. Installed upon construction scaffolding that the artist has arranged in the gallery, the works are a meditation upon making art and finding creative possibility during a period of rapid change and impending collapse.

Via degli specchi, 12 46