and what comes back
Galleria 1/9 unosunove is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Italy of American artist Mitzi Pederson (1976, Stuart, Florida, USA).
Mitzi Pederson has been interested in allowing the materials she uses to determine their own form and to share in the creation of the work. She tries to create an interplay with materials – they respond to her actions, and she responds to their actions with intuition and minimized intention. The process requires permission, cooperation, and surrender. This approach has most recently involved sculptures using strips of wood, a material which can be quite sensitive and reactive to its surroundings (at least atmospherically). She has attempted to reduce control over the precision of placement and provide room for change, curious to see how the piece may or may not develop on its own, over time.
The new work in the show and what comes back mainly consists of manipulated photographs, silk, paper, and wood. Mitzi alters the surface of the photographs, working with texture and perception. The use of glue -and its curling effect- provides an opportunity for the materials to create their own forms. The curling of the photos, whether isolated or in interaction with another material, produces unpredictable forms and tranfers them beyond the simple 2-dimensional state. In some ways, the curling preserves a moment in time, while simultaneously it perhaps challenges a presupposed idea about the material. The certainty of its permanence is not guaranteed.
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