You are cordially invited to my upcoming solo show in Rome. Below is a roughly translated English version originally written in Italian
by the curator Susanna Gargiulo Stierli. The link to the Comunicato
Stampa which follows my butchered translation is the Italian version
which is totally tender. Very Sincerely, Finley
FDA PROJECT PRESENTS:
Curated by Susanna Gargiulo Stierli
Fragments Galleria D'Arte Via Paola 23 - Rome
OPENING HOURS 6 June 2012 19:00
The American artist Christine Finley, would like to dedicate this show to her friend and patron Attilio Vaccari.
What is striking when you are surrounded by turbines of color dancing on canvases, is the intense sensuality and freshness released from the images, characterized by a vibrant mix of colors
reaching into the soul of the viewer. The geometric shapes, always
different from each other, break up and reconnect the figures as in a
traditional patchwork quilting, a sort of kaleidoscope that mesmerizes
and captures and projects an unexpected metaphysical dimension. Representations are marked by a dynamism and thrilling lyricism, these geometric paintings stimulate
superficial sensory experience and at the same time create an
existential depth. C. Finley throws the viewer into a sunny vortex and
touches the strings of interiority.
(WOW TRANSLATING IS SO HARD!) During the exhibition there will be videos that document the works by the artist.
C. Finley is known for her vibrant geometric paintings and site-specific public art installations. Her
Wallpapered Dumpsters project transforms environmental activism into
unexpected beauty. Wallpapered Dumpsters is featured in the New York
Times, Urban Interventions (Gestalten) and Stuck-Up Piece Of Crap - A
Selected History of Stickers, From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art
(Rizzoli). The recipient of the Eszter Cohen grant, C. Finley continues
to wallpaper dumpsters and rubbish receptacles in cities throughout
Europe. She is one of the newest AOL Artists for 2012 and six of her
paintings launched on AOL.com on March 30. She has also recently
co-created the dance piece and film Finite and Infinite Games that
premiered at the Judson Memorial Church in New York and at the Soho
House in Los Angeles. C. Finley has shown internationally with
exhibitions at Robert Fontaine Gallery,
Scope Miami and New York, Aequalis Contemporary, High Energy
Constructs, Salon Oblique, Dumba Collective and in 2007 was the
artist-in-residence at the Treehouse Gallery, Los Angeles. Currently, C.
Finley is artist-in-residence at Gai Mattiolo fashion house in Rome,
Italy. C. Finley received her BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York and
her MFA from California State University Long Beach. Finley lives in
Rome and New York.