Dark Cities: Works by Lynn Saville
Alessia Paladini Gallery is a new, intimate space dedicated to photography in all its forms. At he Gallery offers a varied and stimulating exhibition program: new proposals, with a focus on female photography but also historicized artists, continuing the consolidated collaboration with Contrasto. In addition to the new proposals, in the gallery it is possible to view and purchase a wide selection of modern and vintage works by the most important Italian and international photographers. The gallery also offers consultancy for the establishment of private and corporate collections, advice on the conservation and restoration of photographic works, solutions for framing and enhancing photographic works in the best possible way.
The American critic Arthur C. Danto Arthur Danto has described Lynn Saville as New York's answer to Eugène Atget, because she "prowls her city at the other end of the day, picking up pieces". Shooting at sunrise or sunset - positioning the easel in a stealthy way so as not to attract the attention of the police - the artist portrays places emptied of their primary dimension, which becomes another, almost a film set behind which abandonments are revealed due to the rampant financial crisis, or to building expansions that erase a past made up of people and by now obsolete habits. Lynn Saville's works have been collected in four monographs: Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli, 1997 ); Night / Shift (Monacelli / Random House, 2009), introduction by Arthur C. Danto; Dark City: Urban America at Night (Damiani, 2015), introduction by Geoff Dyer, and Lost (Kris Graves Projects, 2018), and are part of important public and private collections, including: National Portrait Gallery, London; International Center of Photography, New York; Yale University Art Gallery; Bibliothéque Nationale de France; Brooklyn Museum of Art; California Museum of Photography; Denver Art Museum; George Eastman House; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Museum; Mint Museum; Montgomery Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of the City of Paris; Museum of the City of New York; New York Public Library; Fidelity Investments; Goldman Sachs; Credit Suisse; Prudential Financial. Lynn Saville lives and works in New York.
Through 26 March, 2022
Alessia Paladini Gallery
Via Pietro Maroncelli 11