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"All of You Will Fly: Maria Pia Daidone and Vincenzo Montella"
2004-02-14 until 2004-02-22
Il Ramo d'Oro
Naples, , IT Italy

Il Ramo d’Oro is pleased to present a double exhibition of works by Maria Pia Daidone and Vincenzo Montella Shapes, ninepins, pulcinellas, something internal that represents the human but is not human. It is a signal, a representation, a monument to feelings that have lost their vitality as they transform into objects. Both of these artists use imagery of puppets in their art to represent emotions.

Vincenzo Montella was born in Benevento, Italy in 1952 and lives in Naples where he works as psychiatrist. Montella graduated in Medicine and Philosophy and is a specialist in psychiatry and family psychotherapy. He is an artist, poet and photographer. Montella studied photography at Toscana Photographic Workshops attending courses of William Allard, Michael Yamashita, Machiel Botman, Alex Webb, Jeff Jacobson, Arkady Llove e Sarah Moon.

From the series dedicated to the skittles, Maria Pia Daidone has worked out now a definite outline which is characterized by magic and ancient features. Supported by our critical memory, we are easily reminded of a series of objects coming from the area near Rocca S. Felice dedicated in general to the Goddesses Mefite and Cerere and kept in the Provincial Museum of Avellino.

The big “Xoanon” and other carved finds, dated back to a period between the VI and the V c. B.C., were found in “Valle dell’Ansanto”, near the temple dedicated to the Goddess Mefite. They were found in a perfect state of preservation owing maybe to the nature of the ground. In the Greek Language “Xoanon” had the meaning of “carving” and this word was to be used, at the end, to denote the Goddesses’ carved faces.

After the horrifying effect of geological phenomena, dangerous fumaroles, mud boiling springs, the population of that area invoked Goddess Mefite’s protection and extended her worship.

The present works of this artist preserve ancestral humours and anthropological connections and, at the same time, remind us of the works already mentioned. The shapes, carved or set out on wood, full of signs, signatures, scratches, carvings, rubs, mixes of the sacred and the profane, reach extreme syntheses and make use of favoured black chromatisms. The works are part shiny because polished, enamelled, inked and varnished and part matt because they are shaded by graffiti and by measured matting removals. These magic outlines, which have been recently displayed at the mineralogical Campanian Museum in Vico Equense, summarize both the dizzines of our time and ancient times, when graffiti represented the first sign or symbolic element used as a social means of communication and as a means to interpret the world.

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Vincenzo Montella
All of You Will Fly
100 x 100 centimeters
Computer Art

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