Nicola Pecoraro at Collicaligreggi, Catania
Galleria Collicaligreggi will present the second solo show of Nicola Pecoraro entitled Low Pass from 24 February 2017 to 15 April 2017.
For this new project, the artist is presenting a group of photographs printed on velvet and a series of sculptures produced using industrial plastic materials.
As in all his projects, the works themselves are seen as the waste product of a process in perpetual motion, of a friction between the idea and its attempted material rendering.
The title of the show, Low Pass, refers to a cutting of the frequency, a technique of equalization or sound filtering in which the high end of the frequency spectrum is cut or filtered out and only low frequencies are let through, producing a thick and more opaque sound.
In general, the result involves a loss of information with respect to the original source.
The prints on velvet were made using photos from the artist’s archives. In these prints, the original image undergoes a series of processes that lead to its estrangement with respect to the original context and, consequently, to alteration of the content. They become information containers, a flow of images in continuing mutation given the iridescence of the velvet, which changes form continuously depending on the observer’s point of view.
Similarly, the sculptures of plastic are the outcome of a filtering process (they come from discards in a recycling facility of the plastic making process), thus of equalization, so they are modules that can be combined with one another or with external elements.
They are the result of an interruption of the flow (liquid melted plastic that solidifies as it cools down), they maintain an appearance that might recall organic forms, while restricted to a low level of representation and, in any case, detached from any particular context.
Galleria Collicaligreggi – via Indaco N. 23, Catania
Opening Friday 24 February 2017, 7pm
25 February – 15 April 2017