The Canadian artist Allison Katz is the protagonist of the fourth in the series of events that make up the project Postcard from… Now being staged for the second time, it will open on 18 September at the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome. Conceived by the foundation’s artistic director Marcello Smarrelli is realised in collaboration with A.P.A. (Agenzia Pubblicità Affissioni) and is curated on this occasion by Michele D’Aurizio, curator in residence at the foundation for 2012.
Katz’s research hinges on the contradictions that have historically enlivened the discourse on painting – abstraction/representation, illusionism/decoration, expression/mannerism – which he embraces and makes his own. In the poster he has come up with for Postcard from… Katz combines graphic elements with images drawn from his pictures.
Over the same period, in the exhibition rooms of the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere it will also be possible to visit the one-man show of the American artist Sam Pulitzer, curated by Michele D’Aurizio, which presents Untitled (2012), an installation made up of a large number of graphic works realized on adhesive PVC.