The catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition S.N.O.W. (Sculpture in Non-Objective Way) held at Galleria Tucci Russo in Torre Pellice (Torino) from October 8th 2005 to January 22nd 2006.
The intention of the show is to investigate on some of the aspects of contemporary sculptural exploration, concentrating on non-objective and abstract languages. Despite their disparate historical and artistic backgrounds and contexts, the works of the artists in the show (Gianni Caravaggio, Björn Dalem, Francesco Gennari, Paolo Piscitelli, Robin Rhode, Conrad Shawcross) revolve around the same object; their attitude toward science is anecdotal, metaphoric, literary, and symbolic. The materials employed are often natural – wood, marble, sugar, foam – and avoid optical or retinal effects or references to the realm of mass media. References to the quotidian, to the object, to recognizable elements – even manipulated or presented in a decorative form – are avoided in favor of a more complex and visionary concept of form.
The book, curated by Andrea Bellini (art historian, critic and independent curator), provides documentation of the exhibition at Tucci Russo Art Gallery together with a selection of recent works by the artists.
Artists: Gianni Caravaggio, Björn Dalem, Francesco Gennari, Paolo Piscitelli, Robin Rhode, Conrad Shawcross