MOSTYN, Wales hosts the first solo show in a British institution of work in Switzerland born and Zürich-based artist Louisa Gagliardi.
The exhibition has been cured by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Program Curator, MOSTYN and serves as a spotlight on the fundamentals of Gagliardi's practice, which has also turned to the gallery's inspirational location. The exhibition is on display through March 3, 2019.
"The works are exploring the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. Satisfaction and inability to be satisfied at the moment are recurring themes distilled to representations of urban and natural settings," the press memory said.
To work digitally in the first place – by means of a digital illustration tool from the freehand – the pieces are later apparently translated into paintings. Although the brush strokes seem to work, the works are digitally printed, replaced by paints for inks, canvas for PVC, and traditional varnish for a gel material – media that may be more at home with the advertising industry than they have with gravity.
According to a press review, the works shown in the exhibition examine the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. Satisfaction and inability to be satisfied at the moment are recurring themes distilled to representations of urban and natural surroundings.
Born in 1989 in Switzerland, Gagliardi lives and works in Zurich. She graduated from the Ecole Cantonale d 'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) with a BA in graphic design.
Solo exhibitions of her work to date have been held at Openforum, Berlin; Plymouth Rock, Zurich; Pilar Corrias, London; La Plage, Paris; Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; The Cabin, Los Angeles; Tomorrow Gallery, New York; Galerie Ephemere, Hublot, Verbier; and White Squat, Zurich. She has participated in group events held at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Art Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen; Louisiana, Humlebæk; Luma Foundation, Zurich; Konig Galerie, Berlin; Swiss Design Award at Art Basel, among other things.
The exhibition is on display through March 3, 2019 at MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB, Wales-UK.
For details, visit: https://www.mostyn.org/
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