A night out of town
with: Dana Lok, Lucia Leuci, Valerio Nicolai
February 11-March 31, 2016
Via Alessandro Stradella, 5, 20129 Milano
How are you?
So, the show’s opening will be Wednesday, February 10 - and the show title will be "A night out of town".
The show is now (and finally) having that vibe like when you find yourself leaving a city or a village, or wherever you are surrounded by people and lights, and you start walking by yourself at late afternoon/sunset, keep walking in the countryside to spend a whole night out of the town's doors. Everything you'll bump into during the trip could be just rumors or animals on a distance, but your imagination might transform them into some strange creatures or apparitions. It can also be a meditative night; when drawing inspiration from a tree or landscape you meditate on yourself, on future personal roads to take - or you might dream of the past or the future, and memory's lines start to blur.
Indeed it can be a trip of lucid dreams, but no nightmares or bad endings, because in the title itself you can see an happy ending coming back to town (or to reality) when the dawn comes.
Let me know what you think,
Dana Lok (b. in Pennsylvania, USA) lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University, New York in 2015 and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 2011. Recent exhibitions: In Place Of, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; The Crack Up, Room East Gallery, New York; Floating Point, Judith Charles Gallery, New York; and The Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York.
Lucia Leuci (b. 1977; Bari, IT) lives and works in Milan. Recent solo exhibitions: Alley, presented by Contemporary Art Advisory, Giorgio Galotti project room, Turin; My Heart’s With You, curated by Alex Ross, 63rd-77th Steps, Bari and Tukatuka with Michele Gabriele, CRAC, Cremona. Recent group exhibitions: The choral project Susy Culinsky & Friends by Beatrice Marchi, Fanta Spazio, Milan; Afa2, curated by 63rd-77th Steps, Pane&Pomodoro, Bari and Speedboat, curated by Alex Ross, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York.
Valerio Nicolai (b. 1988; Gorizia, IT) lives and works in Venice. Recent exhibitions: Open Studio, VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Milan; Shit and Die, Palazzo Cavour, Turin; Walking With Art, Spazio Monotono, Vicenza; Wall Project, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo; Lo sbocco romantico, Valerio Nicolai / Thomas Braida, Furini Arte Contemporanea, Roma; Padiglione Crepaccio at yoox.com, Venezia; Falanserio, Spazio Morris, Milano; Difetto come indizio del desiderio, Galleria Neon, Bologna. Winner of the atelier contest, Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice.