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Exhibition Detail
Singing Hair (Cantando Capelli)
Curated by: Molly Merson
254 Ogden Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
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October 17th, 2013 - November 23rd, 2013
October 17th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cantando Capelli, Silvia MeiSilvia Mei, Cantando Capelli,
2013, mixed media, 100cm x 100cm
Volatile Nero, Silvia MeiSilvia Mei, Volatile Nero, 2013
© Silvia Mei
Poesia Per Daniela E Roberto, Silvia MeiSilvia Mei, Poesia Per Daniela E Roberto,
2013, Mixed Media on Paper , 67 x 64 cm
© Silvia Mei
Autoritratto Confusa, Silvia MeiSilvia Mei, Autoritratto Confusa,
2013, Mixed Media on Paper , 100 x 100 cm
© Silvia Mei
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Singing hair (Cantando Capelli) is the first exhibition in the United States for this young Italian artist, whose work has attracted serious attention from art critics, curators and collectors in Italy.  Silvia Mei  graduated the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in 2012.  Her most recent exhibit, Rough Thoughts (Pensieri Ruvidi) took place earlier this year at the Palazzo delle Stelline, in Milan. She lives and works in Milan.

The work created for this exhibition is for the most part a dedication to artist's partner Roberto and her sister Daniela.  For Silvia Mei painting is experienced as a song, a melody that streams at the viewer through the paper.  Paper becomes a receptacle and a record of her artistic process with all the finds and discoveries, but also with all its accidents and "spills".  This exhibition is conceived as an uninterrupted and unending hymn to what she refers to as a  "dark, deep matter within oneself," a substance that is in equal measure  revolting and intimate.  Hair, being a symbol of one's animalism, become an extension of this matter.  As something that takes roots within us, the strands become an image of sincerity.
"In these paintings the hair is a link, both physical and emotional, to the people I love".
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