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— Pietra dura —


Kaufmann Repetto Milano

Via di Porta Tenaglia 7, 20121 Milano

From Feb. 12, 2018
to March 31, 2018



Feb. 12, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Kaufmann Repetto presents “Pietra Dura”, Nicolas Party’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The series of works realized on the occasion of this show, sees Party working through new materials and techniques. Pietra Dura includes wall paintings, inlaid marble works, and tromp l’oeil wooden panels are in dialogue, transforming the spaces of the gallery. Within Pietra Dura, still lifes, landscapes and portraiture, recurring themes in Nicolas Party’s practice, are re-contexualized via the in uence of diverse cultural connotations. Eight stacked masks create a totem-like structure, while also alluding to eastern forms and subject matter, such as Japanese noh theater. A cylindrical mustard vase, cought between a domestic and a sacred dimension, is in dialogue with traditional European iconography, like that of Saint Sebastian.