Strade Maestre/ Snakes spiders moths. Onions flowers and songbirds. Tapestries
The exhibition by Piacenza-born Chiara Camoni is passed through from the inside. One enters into it physically and remains suspended there, like the ten loom cloths woven by hand on brass poles. On the fabrics, carefully chosen by the artist from among those made by the women of the Le Costantine Foundation, the colours and shapes generated by the vegetables and earths and then embellished with chains, small plant elements affixed, chandelier drops and other everyday objects are impressed by hand. Well-delineated figures, yet indefinite as spirits, welcome the visitor, suggesting a sensory and tactile experience. The 'presences' emerge from the manual printing on fabric of flowers, onions, soil and vegetables, collected partly in the Salento area during the artist's stay, and partly in the countryside and woods of Tuscany, in that Alta Versilia where the artist lives and works. Chiara Camoni restores the vegetal world and the earth to their soul, opposing the anthropocentric vision of the world that still prevails today.
The exhibition can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on show evenings.