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23rd January>\;13th March 2010\, Studio la Città opens a solo show by Stuart Arends with the new solid wax blocks of The PDF Series\, curated by Angela Madesani.

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Most of Are nds' Boxes consist of what you could describe as a series of thin skins lai d over a framework\, a body\, of wood or steel or even cardboard: the one\, a layer of wax and graphite\, and the other\, a layer of oil paint\, alter nately concealing and revealing what lies beneath. The wax has been laid do wn by hand\, the traces of the pencil and pigment barely visible\, yet no l ess present\, through the traces of the artist's hands. What brings the mat eriality of the surface to light is\, paradoxically\, Arends' erasures: ope ned up\, poked full of holes\, the skins are twinned\, intertwined. They be come at once figure and ground. This might seem like a merely academic exer cise were it not for the strangely unsettling effect of being asked to look at a work which seems simultaneously finished and in danger of unraveling altogether: as though the paintings are a whole cloth\, caught in the proce ss of coming slowly undone. Or\, slowly coming together.

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DTEND:20100313 DTSTAMP:20140902T081331 DTSTART:20100123 GEO:45.4296794;10.997845 LOCATION:Studio La Città\,Lungadige Galtarossa\, 21 \nVerona\, 37133 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The PDF Series\, Stuart Arends UID:89014 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR