Antonio Colombo presents a solo show by Antonella Mazzoni, entitled Calamite (Magnets), for LITTLE CIRCUS, the gallery’s special project space.
Calamite begins with a handwritten phrase, transcribed by the artist, with scrambled letters, one letter for each magnet. The magnets measure 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 cm. Each letter is accompanied by an image that represents it: for example, V as in Vespa, or C as in Cervino. The images and letters are painted individually.
The aim is to share a thought in a way that is confined by the infinite.
Buying a magnet means sharing in the ownership of the work and the thought that lies behind it. The painting is no longer an object to hang from a nail, but a mobile work that can be installed in the heart of the home, on the refrigerator, or can follow you elsewhere in its package.
The shopping bag, made by hand by the artist, illustrates all the images of the magnets that form the phrase.