V1 Gallery is pleased to present:
Signs of Fall
New works by Marco Paul Lorenzetti
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17. 2023. TIME: 16.00 - 21.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 2. 2023
Marco Paul Lorenzetti’s new body of work explores our current relationship to the natural world and address an unequivocal need for realigning with nature’s irreplicable value. For this suite of paintings, the point of departure is the urgent adoption of an ecology of interconnectedness. A notion only amplified by the pandemics and climate disruption that so characterizes the Anthropocene.
Moreover, Lorenzetti’s yearlong exploration of the formal and immaterial qualities of Henri Matisse’s painting Verdure / Nymph in the Forest (1935 – 1943) catalyzed a broader investigation into the depiction of trees, forests, and human figures. This inquiry encompassed works like Caroll Dunham’s Tree series and Edvard Munch’s various versions of Mot Skogen (Towards the Forest). Engaging in this painterly dialogue aided Lorenzetti with creating the works presented in Signs of Fall and let him lean into a more painterly and free articulation within the work. By working more intuitively and releasing the constraints of a subject-object duality, gestures, colours, composition and content seem to become one.
In the paintings, humans and non-humans do not merely coexist in the dream-world of abstraction, they are one, the same particles of matter and paint. The human figures seem to contemplate, frolic, play, observe and sense. They grow in and out of the world surrounding them. Vulnerable, in and out of love, navigating existence, being here. You sense an optimism akin to rebellion in the work.
Marco Paul Lorenzetti (born 1992, Chicago, USA) lives and works in New York, USA. Lorenzetti holds a MA in Fine Arts, Printmaking & Painting from Pratt Institute, New York, USA, 2018. Recent solo exhibitions include Tennis Elbow, The Journal Gallery, New York, USA, 2022, Love Forty, Deli Grocery Gallery, New York, United States, 2021 and Procession, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, United States, 2020.