Remo Salvadori

Pieroni Gallery

This show of Remo Salvadori’s work consisted of three pieces—a sculpture, a map drawing, and a book. The Pieroni Gallery had been structurally modified by the artist for this show, and the book contains a project showing the original, preexisting plan of the gallery and the successive changes introduced; the evolution of the idea is visualized in a series of drawings that develop gradually, with slight variations, until they coincide with a form that has already appeared in many of Salvadori’s previous shows.

The works were placed in the rooms of the gallery in a manner which created alternating rhythms of “full” and “empty,” and this spatial alternation corresponded to the pieces as well. The sculpture is a sheet of metal, loosely rolled to form one concave and one convex side. There is a drawing on the outer, convex side—the black outline of a tripod. The bottom edge of the metal sheet

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