L’ABBRACCIO – Master Innovator Gaetano Pesce’s First, Solo, New York Exhibition in 25 Years

New York – Visionary architect, designer and artist Gaetano Pesce will have his first solo, New York exhibition in 25 years at Fred Torres Collaborations from March 21-May 25, 2013. The show focuses on issues of love and empathy, be it for ourselves, each other or the world, that have been important themes in Pesce’s work. L’ABBRACCIO, (The Hug) the name of the exhibition, refers to a cabinet designed by Pesce in 2009 of two people locked in an embrace. In addition to its “namesake” cabinet, the exhibition will feature some of Pesce’s rarely seen drawings, maquettes, lighting and furniture from the 1970s. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 21 from 6-8 pm.

Since the 1960s, Gaetano Pesce has been challenging the dogma of traditional aesthetics by embracing an art, architecture and design of expressiveness that is a commentary on reality, color, new materials, figurative representation and political commitment. His poetic imagination and his continued use of humor and irony to attack the standardization of the mass-produced object and architecture, sets him apart from all other designers and architects. Pesce continually exploits the technical qualities of materials such as resins, polyurethanes and silicones in order to create objects and projects that have a point of view and make a strong artistic statement…

The Hug – Gaetano Pesce


Gaetano Pesce jewellery exhibition at Galerie Basia Embiricos, Paris

Gaetano Pesce, the accomplished Italian architect and furniture designer, woke up one day to discover that he had, quite inadvertently, created 250 pieces of jewellery. The brightly coloured resin rings, necklaces, bracelets and pins, which piled up in his New York studio and are now part of an exhibit at Galerie Basia Embiricos in Paris, started as a mere weekend hobby for the 73-year-old designer.

‘I’ve always liked working with materials I don’t know anything about,’ says Pesce. ‘So one day I just started experimenting, and slowly I started coming up with pieces that were quite innovative.’…

Gaetano Pesce jewellery exhibition at Galerie Basia Embiricos, Paris | Fashion | Wallpaper* Magazine http://ow.ly/fVHIL

Architect and designer Gaetano Pesce's first foray into jewellery design has resulted in an exhibition of 250 pieces. Pictured, is the 73-year-old designer's Cinzia necklace

Architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s first foray into jewellery design has resulted in an exhibition of 250 pieces. Pictured, is the 73-year-old designer’s Cinzia necklace

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