David Tremlett

Galleria Alessandra Bonomo

David Tremlett’s installation here was an enormous wall drawing in the third room of this gallery. To get there one had to pass through two other spaces, which had also been transformed by wall drawings, done by Pat Steir and Sol LeWitt respectively. The rooms are similar in size and architectural characteristics, typical of an apartment in the historic center of Rome, with wood ceilings, hexagonal floor tiles of black, gray, and red marble, and windows that open out onto terra-cotta roofs, and all three spaces were completely redesigned by the wall drawings.

Tremlett’s intervention functioned on two fronts, for he worked with the classical proportions of the space and also entered into a close dialogue with the two artists who preceded him. Steir had played with a controlled explosion of anthropomorphic images; LeWitt, with an even more controlled implosion of pure and mathematical space.

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