Ronchini Gallery is pleased to present works by the Italian sculptor Gianpietro Carlesso, the Italian painter Paolo Serra, and the American artist Rebecca Ward for its inaugural presentation at the Dallas Art Fair. The booth explores the pure organic form, as well as texture, luminosity and unity of compositions that typifies the works of all artists.
The works presented by Gianpietro Carlesso are in his preferred medium of marble. In recent years, Carlesso has worked closely with scientists and conducted research into the concept of infinity in an attempt to depict the abstract notion of forever in his most celebrated series, Curvatura. In the Curvatura works, Carlesso masterfully carves shapes out of a single piece of marble. The works are elegant and dramatic in their appearance, yet sleek and ethereal in their essence. This will be the first presentation of the artist’s work in the Americas.
Paolo Serra’s works investigate an “essentialism” that aims to do away with any spurious accident that might upset the clear-cut geometric tension of forms and their super-smooth surfaces. The artist undertook an original new study of light, space and form and has led him to create works of pure linearism and fascinating chromaticism. The techniques he uses to obtain depth in his work are the product of use of ancient materials such as oriental lacquer with its hundreds of ultra-thin layers, and gold leaf with its precious luminosity.
Rebecca Ward’s works fuse the visual language of the male dominated hard-edged geometric abstraction with more domesticated and feminine techniques including weaving, sewing and dying. Ward both deconstructs canvases by removing the weft of part of the canvas, making visible the stretcher bars, and reconstructs canvases by sewing together multiple pieces of canvas in her renowned ‘Thread Series’. Her ‘Sign Series’ works are sculptural paintings, turning the stretcher bars into individual visual entities of their own.
These three abstract artists’ works are fused with depth of meaning and form. The intricacies and subtleties of their techniques and compositions create dramatic, harmonious works, which Ronchini Gallery is proud to Dallas.