Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a group exhibition of Italian photographers that experimented with abstraction in the twentieth century. Featuring works by Mario Giacomelli, Luigi Veronesi, Pino Dal Gal, Augusto Cantamessa, and more, this exhibition explores the various ways these artists approached the creation of abstract imagery using the photographic medium.
From curving natural forms to rigid architecture, bodies in motion to static objects, the subjects of these photographs can be found in all aspects of life, whether arranged by the artist or captured as found.
These images have been manipulated to the point of abstraction physically, as with Giacomelli’s landscapes, in the darkroom, as with Veronesi’s photograms, or simply through careful composition, lighting, and timing of the exposure. In some cases, the photographic material is itself the subject, with no camera involved at all. Enrico Cattaneo created artificial landscapes on light-sensitive paper using only chemistry and light.
Featured artists: Elio Luxardo, Pino Dal Gal, Mario Cresci, Giuseppe Goffis, Mario Giacomelli, Pietro Donzelli, Vittorio Ronconi, Franco Grignani, Franco Fontana, Mario Perotti, Alberto Galducci, Carlo Mantovani, Riccardo Moncalvo, Luigi Ghirri, Nino Migliori, Luigi Veronesi, Carlo Monari, Italo Bertoglio, Emilio Sommariva, Ferruccio Ferroni, Augusto Cantamessa, Tullio Stravisi, Ulisse Bezzi, Enrico Cattaneo, Mario Finazzi, Stanislao Farri, and Aldo Spadoni.
This exhibition will be on view at the Keith de Lellis Gallery through January 13, 2018.