Galerie Marian Goodman is pleased to announce Ettore Spalletti’s exhibition in Paris, on view at the gallery and at the bookshop. This exhibition is his second with the gallery, following his first in London in 2016, and precedes his forthcoming solo show at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) in early 2019. The artist presents new paintings, sculptures and works on paper that collectively form a singular, immersive installation.
In the main space of the gallery, Spalletti introduces the latest works from his Paesaggio series and new sculptures. The Paesaggio paintings, each consisting of multiple monochromatic panels, recall both the present and remembered landscape of Abruzzo, the region on the Adriatic coast of Italy where the artist has lived and worked his entire life. Centrally installed between two Paesaggio paintings is a new coral-coloured diptych, angled away from the wall. Its gold-leaf framing structure bring the panels further forward, endowing the work with a sculptural and kinetic presence. The propellent movement is heighted by the powdery pigments that gently free themselves from the surface, transforming the atmosphere into something physical and structural. The perceived motion simultaneously draws the viewer inward while leading him outward, blurring the boundary between the exterior and interior. The free-standing sculptures in cubic form quietly dictate how we navigate the gallery space diffused with luminescent warmth.