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Artist Talk with Vittoria Chierici

Join us for an afternoon conversation with Italian artist Vittoria Chierici, whose work, a series of paintings in conversation with Raphael’s fresco “The School of Athens”, is currently exhibited at FiveMyles.

Chierici’s work is informed by a deep knowledge of art history. With Raphael’s fresco as an object of study, she has set off to question the fresco’s visual structure, to identify the represented characters, imagine their conversations, and ultimately deconstruct and reconstruct the work itself. The result is a fascinating series of paintings on unprimed cotton canvas that pull the elements of Raphael’s work towards abstraction, in compositions personal to the artist.

During her talk, Vittoria Chierici will discuss her process, her relationship with the act of painting and with the history of art, and the idea of the American painter, from the point of view of a relentlessly traveling artist. The talk will be moderated by the exhibition’s curator, Jennifer Bacon.

Earlier Event: December 6
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