MATtam 27

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Isolo17 Gallery | Piazza Isolo 17 | Verona

Sara Faccin

Empty circles full of light

Saturday January 31 2015
only between 4:30 and 6:30 PM


The canvas is a fine-weft unprimed cotton. The surfaces are almost never stretched on a stretcher while I work. I first choose the dimensions and prepare the tonalities of subtle, low-contrast colors, and white is never absent. Then I spread the fabric flat and start painting until I feel that I have filled the spaces that surround me. I let acrylic paint droplets fall, that get absorbed slowly, one per second, like breathing. They resemble needlework.
The movement is continuous and regular but the result is not. I don't start from any sketch but only follow the first ring I paint, expanding and taking territory. The resulting circles are the effect of my operating as if I were myself the at the time the center of my work. Every piece is unique even though produced with a process similar to the others. Sometimes tonalities change when paint is applied to the canvas, creating washes of two different colors. Here, I am exhibiting several paintings Salon style. They interact among themselves and offer the viewer alternative readings.

Sara Faccin was born in Vicenza in 1987, lives and works in Vicenza.
Recent one-person shows: 2015, MATtam, galleria Spazio Isolo 17, Verona; 2010, Qui e ora, Palazzo del Colle, Creazzo, Vicenza.
Select Group Shows: 2014: Dogmatici Esitanti, a cura di Bruno Bandini, Galleria civica Argenta, Ferrara; Premio Raffaele de Grada, PremioMenoTrenta, a cura di Elena D’Angelo, fondazione Maimeri, Milano; Premio Fabbri, mostra finale, a cura di Carlo Sala, Villa Brandolini, Treviso; 2000 Maniacs, a cura di Andrea Bruciati e Lorenza Boisi, ArteFiera Verona; Le abitudini fan male a ogni cosa, a cura di Lorenza Boisi e Alice Ginaldi, Magazin, Gorizia; Depot, a cura di Andrea Bruciati, Casa Cavazzini, Udine. 2013: Premio IoSonoDiverso, a cura di Metamorfosi Gallery, Vicenza; Combat Prize, mostra finale sezione pittura, Museo G. Fattori, Livorno; Premio Opera, mostra finale, Ravenna. 2012: First Step 3, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona; ArtFarm, a cura di Luigi Meneghelli, Legnago di Verona. 2011: Meanwhile, a cura di Lucio Pozzi, Mercato della frutta, Valeggio sul Mincio; First Step 2, Galleria Artericambi; First Step 2, galleria Studio La Città; Concorso nazionale delle Arti Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Brera, Milano.

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