|The scene during the opening party at Ca D'oro in Chelsea.|
The people who write this blog are all about books. Here is an artist who has found another way to use books to comment on life and society.
During my recent time in Florence, I met Lorenzo Perrone whose work I just love, and I was lucky enough to snag an invitation to the opening of his current exhibition at the Ca D’oro Gallery in New York.
|Lorenzo Perrone preseting "Mother Nature" to a guest at the opening.|
Lorenzo Perrone was born in Milan, where he attended the Scuola del Libro (!) at the Umanitaria Institute and the School of Painting at Castello Sforesco. He worked as a graphic artist in Milan, Paris, and London before coming to New York, where he attended The New School and the School of Visual Arts and worked in advertising for more than ten years. Since 2000 he has been using plaster, glue, acrylic paint, and foreign objects to create sculptures that charm the eye and challenge the mind. Each of his “books” tells a story all its own.
Here are some photos I took of the exhibition opening this past Saturday:
|"Snowy New York"|
Appropriate, considering the winter we've had.
(Tie me up)
(omaggio a Man Ray)
|"Not to Be Forgotten"|
(Lorenzo told me this was about the Holocaust.)
L'uomo Che Cammina
(The man who walks, inspired by Phillipe Peti's walk between the Towers)
|Detail of "L'uomo Che Cammina"|
|Lorenzo and a guest discuss his work|
And here are a few that were not in the exhibition, but that I find just marvelous.
Lorenzo’s gorgeous website is here:
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