Mariano Dal Verme

On Drawing

July 11 – August 31, 2013

Press Release

OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST | Thursday, July 11, 6 to 8 pm

ARTIST TALK | Saturday, July 13, 2 pm
Sicardi Gallery is pleased to present Mariano Dal Verme: On Drawing. For this exhibition, Dal Verme breaks from the traditions of drawing. Intertwining graphite and paper in intricate configurations, Dal Verme reassesses how a drawing might be constructed. The resulting sculptural objects are not exactly graphite on paper; instead they consist of paper in graphite, and graphite extending out from paper. "I'd like to get the whole discipline of drawing and operate on it," says the artist, speaking about his most recent work.
Born in Buenos Aires, Mariano Dal Verme studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón in the mid-1990s. In 1998, he co-founded Kunstwerks, a design company which created art and everyday objects. Since the early 2000s, Dal Verme has been making works which address the practice of drawing. Other collaborative projects and installations have engaged with exhibition and collection practices and have satirized the Argentine tourist industry. Dal Verme has had solo exhibitions at the Centro Cultural de España, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Sonoridad Amarilla, Espacio Giesso Reich, and Le Bar, all in Buenos Aires. His work is in many private collections and in the collection of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA). This is his first solo exhibition in the United States.