Martha Clippinger | Magnus Pettersen | Carolyn Salas | Jelena Tomašević

PAINT MY SCULPTURLY

exhibition views at RITA URSO artopiagallery, Milan

March 20 | May 9, 2014

Paint Me Sculpturly brings together works by Martha Clippinger, Magnus Pettersen, Carolyn Salas and Jelena Tomasevic curated by Boshko Boskovic. While disparate in their presentation, practice and media the artists share an abiding interest in painting beside itself, altering our visual expectations and finding a space which resides between the painterly and the sculptural. The ambiguity of the selected works result from a specific view of painting which is not defined by its being a picture, but by appearing as a material surface or a relief. The artists play out on all kinds of planes employing a wide range of materials and grounds. Wood, metal, cement and parts of disassembled works are recombined and related to one another in approaches that are neither purely painterly nor sculptural. From a formal as well as a historical perspective all the artists engage in a layering of constructions resulting directly from their process oriented oeuvre. Aside from creating their own working methods, their diverse practices inadvertently address the history of painting and sculpture by playfully engaging different formal vocabularies from the Russian Avant-garde to Minimalism.