November 5 – December 7, 2015*
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 5 at 6pm
“Paola Ricci whirlpools display a bright and troubling absence of inhibition… She dives without hesitation right into the deepest part of the grander pool of an art universal…” — Peter Barton, Artist. Read the article by Peter Barton.
*ARTIST PRESENT IN THE GALLERY: NOVEMBER 3 (3-6pm), November 4 (10am-6pm), and November 5 (10am-1pm) for in-situ drawing collaborations – all are welcome to participate. She also works with photography and video.
Paola Ricci is a interdisciplinary artist who works in Venice, Italy. She studied at Urbino College of Industrial Arts, Italy, and has a degree in Graphic Design. She held a Master Class in Visual Arts and Design at the Venice Biennale. Ricci has taught Abstract Art, Mixed Techniques and Visual Communications at the International School of Graphics in Venice. She is using a teaching method to activate artistic fantasy through poetry and art.
She published an essay, entitled “Let the artichokes blossom” a publication on how to play with pursuing words, colors and shapes in poetry and art. She conducted a course at the department of Art and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, in Rovereto, Italy, entitled “When the mirror hides the form.” The Tralee Technology Institute in Ireland commissioned one of her works Filo Arboreo (Arboreal Wire) now on permanent display inside the college hall. She was a resident artist at the Arteles Center in Finland where she researched the borderline between drawing and sculpture, and where she has two works of art installed: Upside Down and Empty-Full.
Ricci was a resident artist at The CCA Andratx Mallorca, Spain, where her art works were exhibited in the Kunstall Gallery in the exhibition titled “Wall Sculptures.” She was recently invited as Visiting Artist at the Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT, where she did live drawing sessions daily entitled Multiverse, which is now in the collection of Connecticut College in New London, CT, USA. Her work No Loss of Face, is part of the Collection Archive at the Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice/New York.
After spending time abroad in 2011 and 2014, her artistic research has been moving around vacuum space and the sound of air, in a systematic way working on projects where theoretical architecture triggers synesthesia of the senses; visionary architecture is realized through the perception of interdisciplinary skills by listening and touching space. She has been concentrating on drawing of peculiar design, and on the necessity that an idea doesn’t exist unless realized, so, contrary to the idea that conceptual art makes necessary and essential art. She continues to focus on contemporary drawing performance practices and on a conceptual approach to drawing, sculpture, installation, sculpture, and photographic art.
JULES MAIDOFF GALLERY
Via Sant’Egidio, 14
50122 Firenze, Italy
T/F 055 240 910
Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 7pm
Admission is free