Palermo - Exhibition

Luca Pancrazzi: Come Sempre Dove Sai

Francesco Pantaleone

03 Dec 201628 Jan 2017

Galleria Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea presents “Come Sempre Dove sai” [As Always Where You know], a solo exhibition by Luca Pancrazzi (born in Figline Valdarno, 1961).
This exhibition deals with theme of the landscape and of our emotional involvement with it and it does it through the experimentation of different techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpture and video. An opportunity to focus on “detailed and interiorized observation as an interpretative code,” citing the artist’s own words.

Quoting Valentina Bruschi’s words on the show:

“For his first solo show in the Galleria Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, the artist has conceived a site-specific project involving the architectural space of the gallery into a large environmental installation. The exhibition is the result of a long relationship between Pancrazzi and the city of Palermo and Sicily. The visual artist and sound artist Alessio de Girolamo is also involved in the project: he registered the sound emitted from Pancrazzi pencil in designing a landscape. From this sampling, de Girolamo has developed an original sound track, titled “Skyline” – performed live at the opening of the exhibition – for a video Pancrazzi projected in the hall of the eighteenth century Palazzo Di Napoli at the Quattro Canti, the venue of the gallery. This solo show is an opportunity to reflect on the theme of landscape and of our emotional involvement with it, the result of a patient experimentation with different techniques, from drawing to painting and sculpture to video. The artist deals with the reduction processes of the figurative sign and inquiries about the nature of vision, highlighting new opportunities for research that pose “the meticulous observation and internalized as an interpretive code”.

The exhibition is introduced by a video entitled “Mi disperdo e proseguo lasciandomi indietro un passo dopo l’altro” whose soundtrack is composed by Alessio de Girolamo. The video artist and Luca Pancrazzi joined together with the group “Agosto Insolito”. Both the artists are interested in the sound and the research on the limit, both as a horizon and as a crossing of the pictorial gesture.  As de Girolamo says, “The concept of horizon is the metaphor of a challenge for thought, the stimulus to achieve a goal that is constantly changing. The sampled sound of the artist’s pencil is the sound track that I worked on and processed making it evolve into a climax rising out of the original sound and becoming an urban soundscape that vanishes into the limits of perception of ultrasounds.”

Also a view, a unique installation consisting of three cycles of works which are specifically adapted to the setting of the spaces that house them. A series of compositions in which the artist defines his original insight of the interaction between the self and the surrounding landscape: a large wall drawing of the same title of the video, a wall installation made up of a sequence of 24 Indian ink on paper, I continue, realized 2016, and three maps of the series Without Borders.

  • Luca Pancrazzi, Installation view, Courtesy of Francesco PantaleoneLuca Pancrazzi, Installation view, Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone
  • Luca Pancrazzi, Installation view, Courtesy of Francesco PantaleoneLuca Pancrazzi, Installation view, Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone
  • Luca Pancrazzi, Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone Arte ContemporaneaLuca Pancrazzi, Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea
  • Luca Pancrazzi, Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone Arte ContemporaneaLuca Pancrazzi, Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea
  • Luca Pancrazzi, Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone Arte ContemporaneaLuca Pancrazzi, Exhibition view, 2016. Courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea

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Special Events

Destination: Palermo
Where: Francesco Pantaleone
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

With an interview to Loredana Longo and a performance by Alessio de Girolamo

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, sun

ESTABLISHED:
2003

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Pantaleone Francesco


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