Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Some USA Stories" at Galerie Thomas Schulte

"Some USA Stories"
July 6 to August 24, 2013

On Friday, July 5, Galerie Thomas Schulte will open a solo exhibition of new Rope Paintings by Fabian Marcaccio from the yet unfinished cycle Some USA Stories, a large number of which was shown in a solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Esters in Krefeld in 2012.

After his Digitals, Marcaccio's Rope Paintings function as a re-territorialization or re-materialization of painting. They involve the redefinition of all the given elements of a painting from the rough wood stretcher to the hand woven rope bases to multiple applications and handlings of paint. With his Some USA Stories, Marcaccio tries to redefine contemporary history painting as a kind of investigative report on both historical events and the nature of painting itself. The artist makes repeated references to current or past events in US-American history as well as to their protagonists. His cycle of paintings is a kaleidoscope of meaning, carrying on Marcaccio's analytical discussion on the medial image-overflow in modern society.