It is with great pleasure that Kristen Lorello announces, "Untitled Portraits," a solo exhibition of new works by Goldschmied & Chiari (Sara Goldschmied, b. 1974 and Eleonora Chiari, b. 1971). "Untitled Portraits" will include small and medium-scale unique works comprised of altered photographic images printed onto glass mirrors. Visitors may preview the exhibition from Wed., Nov. 19th to Sun., Nov. 23rd, prior to the December 11th opening.
The works that comprise "Untitled Portraits" depart from Goldschmied & Chiari's experiments with smoke, inside and around their studio. The artists photographed multiple images of colored and translucent vapors and then erased areas of smoke from each of the photographs in a digital post-production process. As a result, when printed onto the surface of a glass mirror, portions of color appear alongside areas of silvered mirror, revealing the viewer's reflection within a colorful haze. As the artists have explained,
The exhibition brings the sense of alchemy that began when we experimented with different combinations of substances and colors at our studio, to the gallery, where the spectator becomes part of a similar experience.
"Untitled Portraits" follows from the artists' solo exhibition, La démocratie est illusion, curated by Etienne Bernard, which took place at the Centre d'art contemporain, Passerelle, Brest, France, in February 2014 and opens in a second edition at the Villa Croce Museo d'arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Italy, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, from November 14, 2014 to January 18, 2015. The Brest exhibition included large-scale printed mirrors entitled Medusa, which served as a point of departure for this new body of work at Kristen Lorello, NY.
Working together since 2001, Goldschmied & Chiari are the recipients of numerous prizes and accolades, including the Castello di Rivoli AWARD for young Italian artists, and the Arte in cantiere, art prize awarded by the Museion, Bolzano. Solo exhibitions include La démocratie est illusion, CAC Passerelle, Brest and Villa Croce Museo d'arte contemporanea (2014), Fumo negli Occhi, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Chile (2010), Roomates, MACRO, Rome (2009), and Dump Queen, Elaine Levy Project (2008). Public collections include Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, LIMAC, Lima, Peru, MACRO, Rome, Italy, Maison Bernard Anthonioz, Paris, France, and MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy.