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Saturday, March 18, 2023, 5-7 pm


Viale Sant'Antonio 59/61
Varese, Italy


May 6 - June 10, 2023




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Submarines&Periscopes | Alice Zanin

Seven years after her last exhibition at PUNTO SULL’ARTE, the Italian artist and author of refined surrealist sculptures ALICE ZANIN returns to Varese for a solo show dedicated to the sea animal world. The Opening reception will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 6 from 5pm to 7pm at the main gallery at Viale Sant’Antonio 59/61 Varese.

Expert in papier-mâché, with which she has created a light, floating bestiary over the years, constructed on Art Nouveau suggestions and with the warmth of the material – often left in original – in this new show at PUNTO SULL’ARTE titled “Submarines & Periscopes”, Alice Zanin presents works portraying sea animals. Next to the seahorses – long among her most beloved subjects – the sinuous sea dragons pass by, with their leaf-like fins seemingly attached to their bodies only by a slender stem, the chromodoris (or sea snails) with their sinuous movements, but also the spotted rays and surgeonfish. A symphony of bright colours, with pop suggestions, even more fascinating when one realises that these are the exact colours that these animals flaunt in nature, depicted in both papier-mâché and glossy bronze. And then a series of engravings: etchings depicted in soft colours, sometimes completed by the application of a small lens to recreate the effect of refraction of light through water.

Previously unexhibited works by Artist will be on display. Opening reception MAY, SATURDAY 6TH from 5 TO 7 PM. The Artists will be present and at 6 pm the art curator Alessandra Redaelli will take a short speech in which she will introduce the essence of the exhibition.

The exhibition is accompanied by a BILINGUAL CATALOGUE created by PUNTO SULL’ARTE containing curator Alessandra Redaelli’s critical text and the reproduction of the exhibited artworks.
The exhibition will be open until June, Saturday 10.


Alice Zanin