Onishi Project is proud to present a collaborative international show with the Galleria André in Rome, Italy, “From Rome to New York: Signs, Lines and Shapes.” This exhibit, premiering in New York City with a second opening in Rome on May 23, 2013, showcases three Italian artists, two American artists and a Japanese artist whose work re-imagines the geometry of signs, lines, and shapes through vivid composition and color.
With a variety of materials—oil on canvas, ink on paper, mixed media, and photography—the artwork in this exhibition explores the limits of abstract design. Marco Angelini and Barbara Rosenzweig create stark compositions whose conscious patterns and saturated colors communicate the speed and weight of modern design. Michele Ciacciofera and H. Hugh Miller’s creations play with light and focus, presenting images of human beings and landscapes whose outlines and shadows blur viewers’ perceptions as much as they sharpen them. And Giancarlino Benedetti Corcos and Wataru Matsumura explore the possibilities of image layering. They weave together spheres, symbols, and lines to create overlapping designs whose whole disguises and reveals images that each part cannot do alone. Together, these six artists expose the raw and polished art of geometry that lies within the natural landscape, the human form, and abstract pattern.