Maja Arte Contemporanea on Via di Monserrato presents Epistolarium, an exhibition by Margareth Dorigatti, from 15 September until 19 November.
The show comprises the Italian artist's most recent painting cycle - inspired by the art of letter writing - featuring around 20 works created between 2020 and 2022.
In a recent letter to the gallery's owner Daina Maja Titonel, Dorigatti stated:
"[...] As a girl and later in adulthood I always wrote letters, initially to communicate with my grandmother who taught me how it was done; and then, when I left home at the age of 17 in pursuit of painting, to my mother. Later still I wrote to people who were fond of me. [...] At this point, following two years of pandemic that forced us all to reflect on how we behave, I have catalogued all my works and perused the bundles of letters kept in the black suitcase. From these hundreds of letters I have extracted phrases at random and attempted to 'rewrite' them in my own fashion, in the only language I feel is truly mine: Painting."
The exhibition opens on Thursday 15 September, from 17.00 to 21.00. For full details see gallery website.
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Rome exhibition by Margareth Dorigatti at Maja Arte Contemporanea
Via di Monserrato, 30, 00186 Roma RM, Italy