"Engraved Variations": Gigi Pedroli and his students at Spazio Milano
An Exhibition by the Artists of the Engraving Center of Alzaia Naviglio Grande for "Milano Creativa" at Spazio Milano
"Engraved Variations", showcasing the work of Gigi Pedroli and his students, opens on April 2 in collaboration with the Engraving Center of Alzaia Naviglio Grande. It will be held at the Spazio Milano, the multifunctional exhibition space at UniCredit Banca on Piazza Cordusio.
The show is part of UniCredit Group's ongoing promotion of "Milano Creativa" - the creative life of Milan. It takes place in parallel with two other events at the Spazio Milano that regard international dialogues and the creative expressions of the Group's colleagues. With this exhibition, UniCredit Group presents Gigi Pedroli - painter, sculptor, mosaicist, ceramist, graphic artist and engraver. Pedroli is cofounder of the Engraving Center (Centro dell'Incisione) of Alzaia Naviglio Grande, which offers training in intaglio printing and engraving.
Alongside the Maestro, as in a traditional workshop, six students of the Engraving Center will display their work in a group show: Marco Cattaneo, Elisa Chiesa, Vittoria Giobbio, Kinue Horikawa, Gino Provenzali and Patrizia Rotondo.
The exhibition introduces the visitor to the universe of the engraver, appealing principally to an audience of non-specialists, and features a clear instructional component with teaching aids and informational printouts. But amateurs are also invited to enjoy the variety of textures and designs in which this technique excels.
Equally important is the interplay of visual languages and personalities between the teacher and students. As in a traditional renaissance studio, this dialogue brings out key features of the intaglio technique and draws visitors into the microcosm created by the show's participants.
(picture: Vittoria Giobbio's work)
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