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17 June, 2011
Oriano Galloni Silent Soul
Other events in June 2011:

Christine Cathie "Evolve" Opening Friday 17 June 2011

Oriano Galloni Artist Talk 3 pm 18th of June 2011

Oriano Galloni Silent Soul      17 June – 25 August 2011

Koru Contemporary Art is excited to announce internationally acclaimed artist Oriano Galloni's Hong Kong debut. Coinciding with the Italian Chamber of Commerce Italian Month the exhibition will feature a range of Galloni’s most recent sculptures and paintings.

Born in Italy, and now currently practicing in New York Galloni combines the traditional marble carving techniques of his birthplace with contemporary sculpting materials and abstract forms, creating work that references Italy’s rich art history whilst also remaining fresh and innovative.

Continuing his exploration of the soul, Galloni incorporates his signature renaissance-esque iconography into new, more experimental situations. His pieces The Man #2, (2006) and Silent Soul/Autunno, (2006) depict his figures encased in aluminium and marble, his audiences are left to question whether the forms are trapped or simply waiting to emerge. The pieces also recall words by Italian sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti’s “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. No longer trapped within marble but still not yet free, these works are in a perpetual state of transition and flux.

The exhibition will run from the 17th of June until the 25th of August. Opening night there will be the unique opportunity to meet the artist in person followed by a free Artist Talk about the displayed works on the 18th of June commencing in the gallery from 3:00 pm-bookings will be essential!

Opening Reception:
Friday 17th of June 2011, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Guest of Honour:
Alessandra Schiavo, Italian Consul-General in Hong Kong

17th of June - 25th of August 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Artist Talk:
3 pm Saturday 18th of June 2011

KORU2, Koru Contemporary Art
16th floor, Unit 1604, Hing Wai Centre
7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
*** Car Parking available ***
For directions to the gallery please click on the link below :
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The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong & Macao
Italy 2011: Quality & Lifestyle

Sarah Gordon phone +852 2580 5922 email: info@koru-hk.com

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