Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Exhibition, Milan

The Exhibition, Bonn
The Exhibition, Berlin
The Exhibition, Paris
The Books
The Catalog

Our visit begins at the front door of Derbylius Libreria Galleria, where curator Lorenza Sannai and Derbylius owner/director Carla Roncato installed the exhibition on the left wall. We then turn our attention to the opposite wall and finally, from a position at the back of the gallery, view the work on our way out.

Entering the gallery. Work from left: Daniel G. Hill (top), Don Voisine, Power Boothe (partly visible), Stephen Westfall, John Goodyear, Lynne Harlow, Joanne Mattera.
Lorenza Sannai photo

Panorama of the wall: Hill, Voisine, Boothe, Westfall, Goodman, Harlow, Mattera, Lorenza Sannai
Lorenza Sannai photos comprise the panorama

Daniel G. Hill, Black White Weave 1 (1 of a multiple of 3), 2015, dyed and natural cotton over wood, 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches
  All photos of artwork by Jim Osman unless indicated otherwise

Don Voisine, untitled, oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches

Power Boothe,  Inside Out #1, 2015, work on paper, 12 x 12 inches

Stephen Westfall, Glimpse, 2014, gouache on paper, 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches
Work courtesy of Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York City

John Goodyear, Colored Edges, 2014, acrylic on canvas and wood, 12 x 12 x 6 inches
Work courtesy of Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City

Lynne Harlow,  Gropius House, 2014, acrylic on Plexiglas, 4 x 4 x 1/2 inches

Joanne Mattera, Slant 4, 2015, encaustic on panels, diptych, 8 x 11.5 inches
Joanne Mattera photo

Lorenza Sannai,  Even, 2015, acrylic and marker on gessoboard, 8 x 8 x 3/4 inches

Susan Smith, James Juszczyk
Lorenza Sannai photo

Susan Smith, 2x4 With R-O Square, 2009, found 2x4 with oil on canvas panel, 6 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches
Susan Smith photo

James Juszczyk, Period Plus, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Above and below: Alternate perspective of both walls
Lorenza Sannai photos

Derbylius Libreria Galleria d'Arte  opened in 1992 in Milan. Since 2010 it has been located at 12 Via Pietro Custodi, with an inviting display window. For over 20 years, Derbylius has focused on the relationship between art in word and image through the international avant-garde art of the 20th Century. Its particular interest is in the Italian avant-garde, specifically in the city of Milan, which saw the birth of Futurism, Arte Nucleare,  Spatialism, Concrete Art, Visual Poetry and La Scrittura Verbo-Visuale  (word-based image) and the relationships they have created in Europe and around the world. The particular interest of Derbylius is to recreate through posters, catalogs, posters and invitations the historic environment in which the artist or artistic movement developed.

Concurrent with its gallery activities, Derbylius functions as a publishing house, building a tangible link between word and image.  Through her exhibitions and publications, Carla Roncato has promoted the work of historical and contemporary artists who have chosen the book as "matter" and on it built an eclectic paradigm of artist book =  book as object =  book object as art.

This information has been translated and condensed from the information in Italian here in the section "Chi siamo"—Joanne Mattera