The inaugural exhibition of Clima gallery, Color my life with the chaos of trouble, takes place in an off-site space, in the area of Fonderia Artistica Battaglia. This show, organized by Francesco Lecci and Giovanna Manzotti, proposes a dialogue with the city’s historical place where, since 1913, artists like Giuseppe Penone and Arnaldo Pomodoro have molded their sculptures. The artists proposed for this exhibition, ongoing until the 20th of November, are Jason Gomez (American, born 1986), Matteo Nasini (Italian, born 1976) and Alberto Scodro (Italian, born 1984).
An acrylic wool yarn rainbow by Matteo Nasini traverse the whole exhibition space, starting from and ending up in the windows. Two wooden planks – again wrapped with wool yarn – look like pieces fallen down from that rainbow, living now their own silent lives acquiring their proper colors. Glazed ceramic boards express the form of a creamy jungle, full of wild palms. A couple of painted ceramic drops stand on a wall close to each other, as lost feathers of a flying bird.
Jason Gomez presents a series of wet-transfers on plaster, stealing the original images from different seed boxes, like the basil plant’s one. Moreover, white and blue cyanotypes on cotton rag paper includes layers of flowers and different kind of paper’s sheets. A lonely sculpture made out of a mold in plaster derives from a previous one born from tying expanded polyurethane, making it look like cured meat.
Sand casts with glass and pigments are Alberto Scodro’s works, resembling flat or stratified slices extracted from most particular grounds, reflecting the colors of the season. Two small pieces stay anchored on a consumed chair’s seatback, appearing like lost rubbles dragged from the bottom of the sea. The artwork sticks on the exhibition space’s wall, as if thrown there like a boomerang. Again the same wrecks perception comes from a small, jars and light bulb molds, sculpture.
Clima gallery is owned and directed by Francesco Lecci, former gallery assistant at Fluxia gallery, who now lives between Milan and New York – where he co-runs a space, Room Service. The Milanese gallery’s main space is located in via Stradella 5.