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  • Pizzi Cannella

    Santa Maria della Scala

    As if to illustrate the cliché that painters are always creating the same canvas, the Roman artist Pizzi Cannella works in cycles that never seem to be quite completed. Cannella’s recent exhibition was not installed chronologically, but rather in a circular layout reflective of the cyclical aspect of his project. While not a complete retrospective, the show did bring together approximately sixty paintings and thirty works on paper ranging from 1978 to the present.

    Motifs such as clothing, jewels, wrought-iron pieces, and vases reappear intermittently in the canvases. Emerging out of a dialectic

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