Fountain pen ink and/or graphite on newsprint
36 x 24 inches and 36 x 48 inches
Sasso (stone) was inspired by a small piece of travertine marble that Ala d’Amico found on a street in New York. Reclaimed during the Italian Fascist regime, travertine was associated with the building of the Roman Empire. D’Amico explains: “The whiteness of its surface and solid structure transmit a sense of purity and stability, but it is also a symbol loaded with overpowering emotions of submission and violence.” In contrast to the stone’s permanence is the fragility and transience of the prints.
2016 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION
6/18 - 7/1, Opening Reception : June 22nd, 6-8pm
SVA CHELSEA GALLERY
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor