Exhibition

New Work

Alessandro Pessoli

September 28, 2012–February 18, 2013

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Alessandro Pessoli’s evocative drawings, paintings, and sculptures place expressive, often melancholy figures in indeterminate spaces and dreamlike narratives. Fluidly moving across media and shifting between two- and three-dimensional forms, Pessoli renders his seemingly restless and exaggerated characters in a manner that is rich in historical references to art, cinema, and theater. This exhibition, the artist’s first solo museum presentation on the West Coast, debuts a new series of works on paper and painted majolica ceramics paired with recent graphite drawings and sculpture. Together, these works reveal an imaginative, organic meditation on Modernism, mythology, and the artistic persona.

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The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major support is provided by Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.

Exhibition Preview

New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

New Work: Allessandro Pessoli (installation view, SFMOMA), 2013

Alessandro Pessoli, The son of P, 2012; courtesy greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; photo: Robert Wedemeyer; © Alessandro Pessoli

Alessandro Pessoli, Crodino e Aperol, 2012; courtesy greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; photo: Robert Wedemeyer; © Alessandro Pessoli

Alessandro Pessoli, Jupiter, 2012; courtesy greengrassi, London, and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; photo: Robert Wedemeyer; © Alessandro Pessoli

Alessandro Pessoli, Did you fell? I’m good, I’m so good, 2010; courtesy the artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; photo: Fredrik Nilsen; © Alessandro Pessoli

Alessandro Pessoli, Io, 2012; courtesy greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; photo: Robert Wedemeyer; © Alessandro Pessoli

Alessandro Pessoli, Fighter and Sandrino 63, 2012; courtesy greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; photo: Robert Wedemeyer; © Alessandro Pessoli

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