IT TAKES TWO

IT TAKES TWO

IT TAKES TWO

to make a thing go right

Image

feat. Bruno Gambone and Dana Fiona Armour

Curated by Amir Shariat

Location: Baumgasse 42/7, 1030 Vienna

Exhibition: 15 September to 14 October 2018

Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday 17.00-19.00

Bruno Gambone (b. 1936) trained as ceramicist akin to his late father, the maestro ceramicist Guido Gambone, and Lucio Fontana. Bruno had learned the art of shaping ceramics but initially devoted his practice to making shaped canvases, alongside the Zero Group movement and his close friend Paolo Scheggi.  Sadly one by one those artists closest to him passed away: in 1968 Lucio, 1969 Guido and finally in 1971 Paolo. Gambone decided to break with his association as a painter and to re-explore the world of ceramics. And his magnificent, architectural, monochrome shaped canvases lay uncelebrated ever since.  Dana Fiona Armour is a young artist of Scottish and German decent based at Beaux-Arts in Paris. She is currently completing her degree under the supervision of Ann Veronica Janssens. Dana devised her own monochrome shaped canvases made of latex. The works are a one for one representation of her body’s surface and her usage of material is reminiscent of Italian artists’ approach half a century earlier.

The title of the show celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of a famous 1988 rap song by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock:

I wanna rock right now
I’m Rob Base and I came to get down
I’m not internationally known
But I’m known to rock the microphone

 

Parnass Announcement

Bruno Gambone
Oggetto
1970
white acrylic on extruded canvas
99x240x16 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1970
white acrylic on extruded canvas
100x100 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1970
black acrylic on extruded canvas
100x100 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1971
white acrylic on extruded canvas
100x100 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
black acrylic on extruded canvas
100x100 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
white acrylic on extruded canvas
100x100 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
white acrylic on extruded canvas
80x80 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
blue acrylic on extruded canvas
80x80 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
yellow acrylic on extruded canvas
80x80 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
red acrylic on extruded canvas 
80x80 cm
Bruno Gambone
Senza titolo
1972
white acrylic on extruded canvas
60x120 cm
Dana Fiona Armour
1,45 Diamétre
2017
latex stretched on steel
Dana Fiona Armour
Liver and Intestines (Detail)
2018
silicone and steel
1,70x90 cm
Dana Fiona Armour
Liver and Intestines (Detail)
2018
silicone and steel
1,70x90 cm