Andrew Dadson – Suburban Suprematism
Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to present in its new exhibition spaces Suburban Suprematism, the third solo show in Turin by the Canadian artist Andrew Dadson.
Through his repeated, reiterated actions, the new series of works on display in Turin illustrates the on-going evolution of Dadson’s artistic explorations into the concept of limit in relation to space and time. These performative actions form a visual kaleidoscope, ranging from painting to drawing, through to photography, video and environmental installations.
Nine mainly large-format works on canvas are dotted around on the white walls of the gallery’s large exhibition spaces, like sculptural elements perfectly integrated in their architectural setting. The colour, which is poured, spread out, layered and scraped towards the edges, almost reaching the limits of the painting space, acquires an almost organic, material thickness. It appears as tangible evidence of the artist’s action and of the process that led to the creation of the work. The black and white leave glimpses of other colours in filigree, in a cross-reference to the tradition of American abstract painting, from Rothko to Reinhardt, and Pollock to Rauschenberg.
The exhibition also includes three large photographic works from Dadson’s artistic research into painting techniques in relation to those of photography. Using a biodegradable black, the artist has painted parts of the suburban landscape in Vancouver, conveying the desolate immensity of areas still unbuilt in his photographs. The result is a sort of temporary black hole, almost a deletion, and his shots immortalise a precise moment, which is destined to fade away when nature once again prevails over the artist’s action.
Galleria Franco Noero – Via Mottalciata 10 – Torino
September 19 – October 26