Until 5 April 2006. Works by one of the best painters of the post world war two generation in Italy who died last year.
Titina Maselli was one of the best painters of the post world war two generation in Italy. A small selection of her work commemorates her death a year ago. It is sparkling and fresh. Titina, a small, elegant, fragile-looking woman, celebrated the tough, the rough power and chunkiness, the vibrant energy of the city mostly New York. Machine parts, ball players, the glinting rows of windows of sky-scraper facades, teem over wide semi-abstract canvases as faceted as mosaics. The surfaces are further split by devilish contrasts of colour: ropey white against cadillac black, lightning orange against electric blue, grids of deep-shadow mauve chasing mirror-edge yellow.
The paintings are brushed quickly with energetic and deft hand into ever-repeating symmetries and arabesques. Bright pattern and flashing streaks of colour weave over these surfaces, sharpening our awareness of the movement and the exhilaration of urban life. Edith Schloss