Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sotto Voce - Dominique Lévy

Ben Nicholson, 1936 (White Relief), 1936
Sotto Voce is at Dominique Lévy until 18 April 2015. 
Sotto Voce, the second exhibition at Dominique Lévy looks to be as aesthetically thrilling as the first (see below). All the pieces in this show are abstract white reliefs - exhibited on grey walls. Artists featured include: Jean Arp, Ben Nicholson, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Enrico Castellani, Fausto Melotti, Günther Uecker, Luis Tomasello, Sergio Camargo and Mira Schendel.
Despite the seeming limitation of an exhibition consisting entirely of white monochromes, the works, which broadly span the period  from the 1930s to the 1970s, demonstrate a rich range of tone (from spiritual harmony to unsettling aggression) and aesthetic affiliation ranging from Surrealism (Arp), to Constructivism (Nicholson), to Spatialism and the Zero Group (Manzoni, Fontana, Uecker). 
Read articles by Sarah Kent, Wessie Du Toit and Natalia Rachlin.

Jean Arp, Composition schématique, 1943
Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1958
Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale - Attese, 1965
Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, 1964
Sergio Camargo, Untitled (288), 1970

Günther Uecker, Untitled, 1967

Günther Uecker, Wind, 2009
Dominique Lévy gallery - installation view of Sotto Voce

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