WHAT CAN U FIND IN A CAVITY?

**Personal of Simona Anna Gentile

Curated by APULIART CONTEMPORARY

13 September – 13 October 2019

Esthetic Dentistry Studio Dott. ssa Roberta GenovivaVia Pope Pius XII, 92 74121 Taranto (TA)

The invitation by Dott. ssa Roberta Genoviva, to set up an exhibition in her dental office was well accepted by the young artist Simona Anna Gentile, who for this occasion presents her latest works with “What can u find in a cavity?”, her second solo exhibition. The artist from Taranto opens wide the doors of her pop and flamboyant visual imagery, initiated by research suspended between the continuous questioning of the pre-established cultural order and the ironic desecration of the artist’s figure in the contemporary era. The exhibition curated by APULIART CONTEMPORARY invites the viewer to discover and rediscover the artist’s works inserted in a strongly characterized space, which perfectly matches the playful and pop aesthetics of the artist dictated by a strong graphism and chromaticism. The artistic operation manifests itself in a form of full freedom of interpretation and reading of the space, in installation and site-specific mode. The research conducted by Gentile is suspended between the continuous questioning of the pre-established cultural order and the ironic desecration of the artist’s figure in the contemporary era. A continuous flow of visual and cultural input moves from its origins to marry with a continuous sense of precariousness, an inadequacy that leads to a search for a personal refuge: elements of a shared feeling of an entire generation. The noisy chromatic force becomes a link between a four-color graphic and a visionary pictorial material. What can u find in a cavity? is a surgical operation of reading and interpretation of space, in installation and site-specific mode, a tangible interface of the artist’s sensorial microcosm, which is configured as an ordered short-circuit of visual and perceptive compositional ideas. The works on display inhabit and invade the spaces of the dental office in an almost bacterial form, creating a strong sense of disorientation for the viewer. 

Simona Anna Gentile (1993, Taranto) lives and works in Lecce. In 2019 she took part in the Sapere i luoghi residence between Fondazione Casa Morra/Lac or mon Napoli/San Cesario (Le) promoted by Mibact, Cantiere Giovani. He takes part in Belay, sculpture workshop with the New York artist Baseera Khan at PIA STUDIO, Lecce (IT). Among the recent exhibitions: Burn the bridge, exhibition with visiting professor CRIPTA 747, PAPERS AND SIGNES, collectively organized by collective Kunstschau curated by Roberto Lacarbonara at Tbilisi state Academy OF Arts Visual Culture in Georgia; Mitèmi bipersonale with Raffaele Fiorella at Kunstschau Contemporary Place.