Ivy Brown Gallery proudly presents Whispers by Angelica Bergamini, in her second solo exhibit at the Ivy Brown Gallery, opening on May 8th- June 21st 2018.
‘Our present existence is just a cosmic blink. I am trying to hear the beat of the cosmos within myself, the primordial force, to sense the interconnectedness with nature, with all the powers and energies of the universe. To go beyond a sense of separation and to be able to cherish the universality that is implied by our interdependence. Inspired by the times in which the Great Mother was the Great Cosmic Soul (“At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman. Do you remember?- Merlin Stone), I contemplate on the origins of being which connect us across borders, cultures, ethnicities, and religions. Meditating on the original place of origin, reaching for our roots within the cosmos allows me to rediscover and worship our oneness while reconnecting myself to a sense of the infinite. Because beyond the roots of earthly life, we are all immersed in a living universe, in a cosmic placenta.
"One of the functions of mythology is to present an image of the cosmos in such a way that it becomes the carrier of the mystical realization, so every time you look at it, the walls of space and time open out into the deep dimension of mystery, which is a dimension within ourselves, as well out there" - Joseph Campbell.
In the series Whispers from the cosmos, the images are printed on a metallic glossy photo paper to represent the liquid of the primordial waters. ‘We are life within life within life.’- Angelica Bergamini
Angelica Bergamini was born in Viareggio (Italy) in 1973. She studied in Spain at the Facultad de Bellas Artes of Granada and the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and holds a degree in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence (Italy). Bergamini’s research explores the symbolism of colors in an open dialogue with human emotions and natural shapes, while her experimental approach manifests through different mediums: from painting and paper-cuts assemblages to video and sculptural installations. Her works have been exhibited in New York (Tanja Grunert; White Box; BRIC Arts Media; Photo New York), London (Chelsea space), Paris (Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre), Stockholm (Färgfabriken), Hong Kong (Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery), Milan (Pari&Dispari). Her work is in private collections in USA, Europe, China, and Israel. She is currently working on a video animation series based on a selection of her mixed media on paper. In the last year, her videos have been shown in Cuba, France, Italy, and Cyprus.
Ivy Brown Gallery: Founded in 2001, the Ivy Brown Gallery represents and exhibits contemporary art of all mediums. Dedicated to supporting emerging and established artists, Ivy curates throughout New York City and her commitment to art and the critical part it plays in our humanity is the grounding force behind the gallery and the artists she works with. http://ivybrowngallery.org