- Meet the artist: Friday 11th July 2014 6pm
Living Proof is an exhibition that offers a glimpse into this ongoing body of work by including finished pieces, variations and working proofs. This project is an open, fluid and responsive one, changing all the while that Serena Perrone is completing a two-month residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia where she has been working on an ongoing series of prints that combine text and image, based on the 1962 book of poetry written by her grandmother titled Fragments.
Perrone is engaging in a sort of cross-generational and cross-cultural collaboration and transmutation of imagery and experience. Appropriating all twenty-seven titles of the poems included in Fragments, Perrone is writing her own collection of poems, and creating a series of small aquatints to accompany each. The texts are being developed and printed as cyanotypes, a technique Perrone is learning in Venice through the Scuola and in collaboration with Andrea Buffolo. Perrone’s time at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica has been an invaluable opportunity to grow and expand her experience and practice through meaningful interactions with the artists, staff and students as well as the surrounding community and environment of Venice.
Serena is best known for her print work, which often combines hand-drawn imagery and text with layered printmaking techniques, and presents fictions grounded in realities of experience, consequently blurring the line between fact and fiction, past and present. Scenery becomes a theatrical space, strongly relaying emotions tied to time and space. Perrone received a Master’s Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and her work is included in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among other public and corporate collections. She is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects.