Exhibition Daniele Franzella  An Inventory Of

Daniele Franzella

An Inventory Of

Thu 31 Oct 2019
Time: 20:00
Sat 01 Feb 2020

The Gallery will remain closed until July 22

For his first solo exhibition in the gallery, Daniele Franzella (Palermo, 1978) will present a cycle of artworks resulting of the last year’ work, which he brings together - in a non-linear and discontinuous way - elements that include the need to find a correlation between events and their signs. A concatenation of facts that are sometimes immediate, sometimes complex, in which stories, counterstories, words and places flow where beloved and collected objects pile up.

With an almost surgical tension but also with an indulgent gaze, this exhibition presents a real "inventory" of objects, furnishings, tapestries, collections, manias, through which the artist explores the concept of memory in a sort of “ribbon tale”, in a continuous rebound between outside and inside, private and public, wonder and terror, love and contempt.

Daniele Franzella’s work confronts themes such as memory and individual and collective identities through the symbols that define them. At the base of his research there is the attempt to decode these symbols aimed at creating new codes through which to re-read and reinterpret identity and memory. Concrete, latex, terracotta, digital frescoes are some of the materials and techniques that, like a game of reversals and paradoxes, dig into the value of objects (and subjects), making every symbolic order fall away, deactivating its functions. Franzella’s works do not ask the user to draw on worlds known to him to give him the thrill of a déjà-vu or of a vision of an event already lived. They are jàmais-vu, fragments that act as patterns for observing our present from a timeless perspective.