Exhibition

Jenna Pallio: Textures of Time

13 Apr 2018 – 21 Apr 2018

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Opening Friday April 13th 18:30

809 Gallery

Milan
Lombardy, Italy

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  • 9 tram (direzione centrale) to Via Bergamo

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American artist Jenna Pallio presents a series of new works using watercolor and photography.

About

www.jennapallio.com

Jenna Pallio, nata nel 1976 nel Bronx, New York, consegue Bachelor e Master of Art alla New York University.

Jenna ha esposto le sue opere sia in mostre personali che di gruppo, negli Stati Uniti e in Europa, e partecipato a diverse residenze artistiche internazionali. Vive e lavora a Milano, dove risiede da 12 anni.

In “The Textures of Time” l'artista ha creato una serie di lavori utilizzando la tecnica dell'acquerello su fotografia. 

Il processo inizia da fotografie di trame di muri, strade, tessuti e altre varie superfici, stampate su carta fotografica, poi ricoperte interamente con acquerello. Le immagini vengono create rimuovendo lo strato di colore utilizzando cotone e acqua. Quando l'immagine viene visualizzata, anche gli elementi della superficie sottostante vengono svelati.

L'artista ha esplorato i temi della memoria e della nostalgia nei suoi lavori per anni. Il processo di ripulire la superficie rappresenta il modo in cui i nostri ricordi riemergono nelle nostre vite e come alcuni dettagli appaiono in modo chiaro mentre altri si attenuano. Le superfici fotografate e le immagini rappresentate dall’artista sono tratte da frammenti della sua vita divisa tra due paesi: America e Italia. L’artista combina immagini e trame del suo passato e del suo presente per creare un mondo che supera i limiti del tempo e dello spazio per focalizzarsi sulla natura emozionale esoterica della memoria.

Jenna Pallio, b.1976 in the Bronx, New York received her Bachelors and Masters degrees of Art from New York University.  Jenna has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows in the United States and Europe and has participated in several international artistic residencies abroad. She lives and works in Milan where she has resided for the past 12 years.

In her most recent exhibition, The Textures of Time, the artist has created a series of works using a watercolor on photograph technique. The works begin with photographs, namely textures of walls, roads, fabrics and various other surfaces. The photographed textures are then printed on photo paper and covered with watercolor paint. The images are created by cleaning away the surface of the paint using cotton tools and water. As the image itself comes into view, the elements of the surface beneath is revealed. The artist has been exploring the notion of memory and nostalgia in her work for years. Her process of cleaning away the surface is significant to the way our memories resurface into our lives, and certain details appear in clarity while others meerly fade away.  The photographed surfaces and images the artist chooses to represent are taken from imagery of her life between the two countries of America and Italy. The artist combines imagery and textures from her past and present to create a world that transcends time and physical space to focus on the emotional esoteric nature of memory.

Exhibiting artists

Jenna Pallio

Jenna Pallio

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