FANTASPAZIO opens in Milan with a solo show by Lisa Dalfino

View: Fantaspazio (entrance)

 

Last week a new space dedicated to contemporary artistic expression, Fantaspazio, opened in Milan. For the opening, organisers Alessio Baldissera, Gloria de Risi and Alberto Zenere, chose to present the work of artist Lisa Dalfino – on display until 14 November 2015. The exhibition will be followed by a project by Beatrice Marchi, scheduled to open in November.

 

Once out of the small and deep hole, the wind slammed her face so hard that she had to cling onto the soft fur of her faithful companion, which she had by now come to know by heart.

Inevitably, she thought of all they had faced to arrive there. …

Her mind went back to that afternoon when her father returned from a long trip with a small porcelain figurine; how in the darkness of her room, she could not get to sleep because she was distracted by strange and barely audible sighs. To the moment in which, when approaching the stone table on which the statuette had been placed, the sounds became more and more distinct until he started to cry, telling her his story: the story of a great love, abruptly interrupted by a sudden separation.

She recalled the moment in which they decided to help the prince, leaving to find his sweet beloved.

They remembered those rough and cold snowmen, silent guardians of a snowy forest, which when they asked for help, indicated them the safest way to cross the fragile frozen lake.

Suddenly, a female voice interrupted her memories.
Behind her, the sound of the prince’s quick steps, getting away in the direction of the voice. Laughter and sighs of joy soon filled the surrounding environment.
The two lovers had finally reunited.

The cold seemed to vanish, and she felt warmed by that act of love.
For a moment the darkness gave way to a warm glow, and in front of her an enchanted landscape opened.

– Text by Alessio Baldissera, Gloria de Risi and Alberto Zenere

 

Installation view:
left:
Lisa Dalfino, Progetto per una fontana, 2015
copper sulphate, whale wax
300 cm diameter ca
right:
Lisa Dalfino, Snowman, 2014
quartz plaster
dimensions variable

 

Installation view:
Lisa Dalfino, Senza titolo, 2015
Capodimonte porcelain, molten
19,5 h x 30 cm each

 

Installation view:
left:
Lisa Dalfino, Bobby con Esperanza, 2012-2015
clay
90 x 80 x 40 cm
right: Lisa Dalfino, Senza titolo, 2015
19th century painting restored with watercolor
284 x 416 cm

 

 

Fantaspazio – Via Merano 21B, Milan.
3 October – 14 November 2015