Thursday 10 Nov. 2016 PAINTING 5.30 pm – free admission

Venice as a construction of light and matter, a real city but one that is ferried into a “sentimental” dimension where the connection with figurativism is muddied and the palette knife traces a busy, turbulent vision of a place more of water and life than of history. All this is done without discarding the city’s great painting tradition, one in which Venice-native Carla Erizzo has been immersed since childhood. Daughter of an art conservator, following her graduation in Economics and Business, she opted to follow in her father’s footsteps, working for about twenty years in the conservation field and dedicating herself to “interpretive” reproductions of works by Canaletto, Marieschi and Guardi. In recent years she has dedicated herself solely to painting, working in her Venice studio, a place where the past nourishes the present and time-honoured techniques are at the service of the artist’s material abstraction. Carla Erizzo has exhibited in Italy and abroad since 2001 and a large number of her works can be found in collections all over Europe. For some years, she has been working with a primary school where she teaches painting to young children. She does this in a voluntary capacity, in the interest of social and cultural development. She works in Venice and lives in Mestre.

Exhibition curated by Emanuele Horodniceanu.

On display until 24 November.