Uniqueness, quality and craftsmanship are the elements that blend with as many artistic specificities in the exhibition Out of The Frame. An exhibition created by Studio la Città and Officina Dario Pegoretti that will open on Saturday 11 December and will involve four international artists: Arthur Duff, Muriel Gallardo Weinstein, Jacob Hashimoto and Emil Lukas.
Passion is the fil rouge that unites two worlds which are apparently apart: the artists' passion for bicycles and Officina Pegoretti's passion for the uniqueness of its creations. The outcome is an exhibition intimately tied to Dario Pegoretti's vision, to the homo faber who thouroughly loved art and to that "out of the frame" persona that few people know.
Within the exhibition space, the four internationally renowned artists present themselves "out of the frame", testing for the first time an unconventional support: the frame.
All the displayed pieces are unique: three bicycles painted by artists of Studio la Città - Gallardo, Hashimoto and Lukas -, two personalised frames by Arthur Duff and Emil Lukas, and a selection of bicycles branded Dario Pegoretti.
Along with the two-wheels vibrant world, the exhibition will be enriched with works by the involved artists, in a lively dialogue of styles, forms and materials. Jacob Hashimoto will present his well-known wall works, in which collaged decorated kites are layered to create bright landscapes, while Chilean Muriel Gallardo Weinstein will display her equally colourful fabric weavings in a composition of suspended and wall-mounted baskets. One wall will be dedicated to Emil Lukas's new series entitled "Lost Photograph": 9 small works in which fly larvae, in the guise of a paintbrush, have left their mark on sheets of glass. Arthur Duff's selection of works on display will include some knotted compositions and a new print on MDF focusing on the frame's matrix realised for Officina Dario Pegoretti.
An absolute novelty will be a video section dedicated to short films produced by the young English director Frederick Shelbourne, creator of films for innovative global brands. Shelbourne has accompanied the Pegoretti officina over the years, successfully conveying its values with irony, thanks to a skilful use of storytelling. In addition to the screening of DREAM ON and LIVING COLOURS (dedicated to Emil Lukas' frame), the opening will also feature the premiere of OUT OF THE FRAME, a new film which narrates the trait d’union between art and cycling.
This historical moment requires foresight to ring the neighbour's bell and decide to "contaminate" each other. This courageous exhibition aims at maintaining quality while combining different disciplines.