[February 1 2017]
Gagosian Gallery Rome presents “Equivalenze,” an exhibition of new sculptures by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone.
As a protagonist of the Arte Povera movement, Penone’s distinctive oeuvre has evolved through a deeply poetic, active engagement with nature and time, exploring the subtle levels of interplay between man, nature, and art.
In “Equivalenze,” Penone uses sculptural attitude and artifice to reveal corresponding systems in organic materials and bodies. Fist-sized terracotta moldings bear the precise imprint of his forceful grip.
“The veins of water that pour from the earth flow in trickles that merge, like the branches in the trunk, like the fingers in the palm of a hand, like the bronze in the matrix of a tree.” — Giuseppe Penone
On view until April 15th, at Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi 16, Rome.
Photo Gabriele Malaguti