Female painting, or rather an investigation of the female figure, in the light of the most interesting contemporary trends in art. An exhibition that has a special value, posing a series of important observations, and with a profound “militant” quality, especially in this phase of the public debate.
It will be held today at 6.30 pm, in the Galleria Fabbrica 11 in Via Vittorio Emanuele, 34, San Lorenzo di Malfa (Salina)the vernissage of the show «An I-Goddess of Woman»edited by the Messina scholar and teacher Mariateresa Zagone.
The exhibition brings together, for the first time, a selection of works that offer an overview «certainly not exhaustive but wide – reads a note – and, above all, strong and profound on Italian female figurative painting» through five of its representatives.
«The curatorial choice – writes Zagone – wants to be primarily a choice of militancy even if this was justified only by correspondences along what, in my opinion, are the most interesting lines of research followed by Italian art today. Years of intense experimentation and personal research have led Daniela Balsamo, Ilaria Del Monte, Ersilia Leonini, Jara Marzulli, Linda Sofia Randazzo to an increasingly in-depth observation of the female figure in relation to the self, to others, to the emotional universe translated into poses , details, objects and clothes of which the bodies sometimes strip themselves to become the protagonists of the canvases as the shells of the souls».
The five artists investigate the feminine with different sensitivities, trying to free it from the conditioning of the male imaginationand initiate a reflection starting from one’s own self through a painting that becomes a field of experimentation and invention and, as such, potentially subversive.
“In fact, talking about what women see and feel about themselves and others helps them ask themselves the right questions and pushes them in the direction of that profound change, which is as old as it is desirable,” continues Zagone.
The exhibition will be open until 22 September every day from 10.30 to 20.