Trappole del Pensiero. Bianconi reconstructs the world by means of its very own ruins. His oeuvre is an incessant wandering amidst dreams, risks, surprises and a roaming among the fragments of words and things.
Barbara Davis Gallery is pleased to
announce the opening for Andrea
Bianconi: Trappole del Piensero, a
new solo-exhibition of sculpture and
works on paper, on view October 14
– December 2, 2011. Artist reception
on Friday, October 14, 2011, 6:30 –
8:30pm with a performance by the
artist beginning promptly at 7:30pm
with a book-signing to follow shortly
Italian artist Andrea Bianconi reconstructs the world by means of its very own ruins. His oeuvre is an incessant wandering amidst dreams, obsessions, risks, surprises, and an endless roaming among the fragments of words and things. He explores the spectacle that is delirium and destruction, assemblage and disassemblage in order to reach an apparent reality that Bianconi describes as the "Fantasy Ridge dell'Everest." This act however, is more than a method in his process, it is an idea that Bianconi investigates in this new body of work to trace the pathway of the imagination and ascertain the intangible. Andrea Bianconi’s exhibition Trappole del Piensero, translated from the Italian to mean, “trap for thoughts,” analyzes the dynamics of introspection. A critical device within the exhibition and central to Bianconi’s one-night only performance is the motif of the mask, referencing the convictions in which we take refuge and the prejudices behind which we hide. Rather than protect or conceal, Bianconi’s masks capitulate and reveal themselves as elaborately adorned objects, inner workings becoming outer embellishments. For his performance Trap for Minds, Bianconi’s masks become literal facets, slowly and simultaneously divulging and consuming.
Drawings, such as A Charmed Life, described as “drawn sculptures” or “written drawings,” become maps of mental constructs linking sequences of thoughts, uninterrupted in their comings and goings, creating a nimble passage between verbal and visual language. Ultimately, Bianconi seeks to make sense of the intangible --to tame thought or, rather, trap it momentarily through his sculpture and drawings that act as exploded diagrams for his musings.
Artist reception, Friday, October 14, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30pm with a performance by the artist beginningpromptly at 7:30pm with a book-signing to follow immediately
For more information, please contact Barbara Davis Gallery at 713.520.9200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Davis Gallery
4411 Montrose Blvd, Houston