Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, in collaboration with the Contini Art Gallery, hosts the personal exhibition of the artist Carla Tolomeo. Artist, sculptor and writer, Carla Tolomeo is multi-talented, inquisitive and constantly searching to add innovation to her artistic creations; with her Chair-sculptures she is capable of transforming commonly-used objects into an elegant parade of sumptuous trophies. The chair, often a neglected item of everyday use, is transformed into an anthropomorphic and sensual object thanks to the exquisite materials used and its allusive forms. Certain creations imply human features, an aspect which gives them a uniqueness normally typical of a subject rather than an object. A subject/object – or the Chair – which in Carla Tolomeo’s own words becomes a portrait/self-portrait of the person who will own it, a reflection of one’s own ego.
- Carla Tolomeo, 'The Trucker Chair', 2015