The first designs show a radical design process
New York‘s Galerie56 opens with an exhibition of early “frameless” designs by the Italian designer Gaetano Pesce. The show offers insight into his creative process and the breadth of his radical artistic vision. The multidisciplinary artist is known for his unconventional, often experimental approach — creating furniture that incorporates bold colors, unusual shapes and organic textures. Now, the exhibition will present a little-known practice in his vast body of work: a collection of sixty drawings related to both his existing architecture, interior and furniture works, together with unrealized concepts that highlight his boundless imagination.
Galerie56 is located on its ground floor Herzog & de MeuronThe ‘Jenga’ tower at 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca, with its full-height glass walls looking out its rear Anish Kapoorit is recently completed “bean” sculpture. “Gaetano Pesce Unframed” is on view at Galerie56 from March 2 to May 8, 2023.
Gaetano Pesce No frame, exhibition view, image from Olympia Shannon © Galerie56
“frameless” craft at galerie56
The Galerie56 The exhibition entitled “Gaetano Pesce Unframed” is the first opportunity for the public to see a collection of artisthis designs, some of which have previously been shown in limited forms in selected museums. The works are crafted with ordinary materials such as paper, mylar, cardboard and resin, attesting to his ability to “defy categorization” and connect with a wide range of viewers. The collection of designs demonstrates Pesce’s fun spirit and shows a penchant for the extraordinary. This exhibition not only illustrates his skill in drawing, but reaffirms his position as an artist.
Gaetano Pesce No frameexhibition view, image by Olympia Shannon © Galerie56
a new picture of the mind of gaetano pesce
Here’s the opening of ‘Gaetano Pesce Unframed’ Dear Future, The Future Perfect exhibition in Los Angeles featuring the artist’s experimental furniture. This show brings together a number of his bold physical works, ranging from his iconic ‘Up’ series designed in 1969 to his most recent pieces. This design exhibition at Galerie56 provides an opportunity to explore the designer’s unique approach to furniture making and see his works in a new light.
‘One of the greatest ideologues of our time, Gaetano Pesce is one of the most important living figures in architecture and design today,’ says Lee F. Mindel, founder of Galerie56. ‘His perception of the world and his sense of materiality is uniquely characterized by a deep sense of humor. We are honored to present his designs that exemplify the thinking behind some of his most important works.’
Self-portrait relief, Gaetano Pesce, 2022 | image by Olympia Shannon © Galerie56
Sebastian, Gaetano Pesce, 1995 | image by Olympia Shannon © Galerie56
Dujardin, Gaetano Pesce | image by Olympia Shannon © Galerie56