In Andrew Smaldone’s paintings – a ll appropriated images from drawings of stairwells and architecture renderings – he has chosen to approach the relationship between interior and exterior by not giving precedence to either position, or space, in the painting itself. His interest in renderings of stairs and contemporary architecture is three-fold: first, because he is attracted to how light plays off of minimal constructs (the cast shadows created by an unseen bright sun and how this relates to the passing of time), second because they are not concrete structures in the real world, and conversely because they have the potential to become actual structures in space. As such, Sma ldone realistically depicts architectural arrangements from different vantage points and also repeatedly as a means to emphasize the fluctuating nature of edifice. His exhibition New Work at SRISA Contemporary Art Gallery, therefore, becomes a means to play with the idea of memory’s reliability as well as investigate the dialectical tension between personal and collective points of view through the m edium of paint.
15 September – 16 October, 2010
mon-fry 12:00 am – 9:00 pm – free entrance
SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art – Santa Reparata International School of Art
Via San Gallo 53r, 50129 Firenze