Enrico Castellani: Interior SpaceExhibition

Enrico Castellani: Interior Space

Dominique Lévy presents a solo exhibition in New York by Enrico Castellani, with whom the gallery has worked since its inception in 2012. The exhibition explores the ways in which painting can occupy three-dimensional space, with recent as well as historical works by the artist, many of which are on view in New York for the first time. Castellani’s work presents a complete amalgamation of form and concept: in the artist’s words, a “total interior space, lacking contradictions.”

A selection of Castellani’s large-scale shaped relief canvases, Superfici bianche (White Surfaces), are presented in juxtaposition with recent angular metallic paintings titled Biangolare cromato (Bi-angular Chrome) and Angolare cromato (Angular Chrome), the latter of which Castellani installs in corners. These white and metallic works are placed in dialogue with one another, highlighting the ambient light and shadow effects that occur as the works activate the architectural space in which they are situated. Three-dimensional paintings are complemented by the recent sculpture Spartito, in which Castellani references a seminal work made in 1969 by bolting hundreds of sheets of paper together to create a biomorphic minimalist form. Punctuating the monochromatic white and silver artworks are two early red shaped canvases: Superficie rossa n. 8 (1966) and Superficie angolare rossa (1961), both of which decidedly announce Castellani’s break with the trajectory of painting to that point by rupturing the rectangular or square format.

The exhibition, which was on view in London from February 9 to March 26, 2016, is accompanied by a comprehensive book featuring a newly commissioned essay by Angela Vettese, former President of the International Jury of the Venice Biennale and director of the graduate program at the Università Iuav di Venezia. This publication also includes a newly revised translation of a rare interview between Castellani and Hans Ulrich Obrist from 2009.

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Enrico Castellani: Interior Space Poetry Video

March 22, 2017

Suzanne Bertish performs a reading of a poem by Bruno Corà in honor of the exhibition, Enrico Castellani: Interior Space, at Dominique Lévy in New York (April 7 – May 21, 2016).

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