RADE PETRASEVIC AND CHARLAP HYMAN & HERRERO
WITH FURNITURE BY
ROBERTO MATTA AND YALI
until 18 DECEMBER 2020
ALMA ZEVI VENICE
The SALOTTO (‘Sitting Room’) is an invitation from ALMA ZEVI to look, explore and take a seat in the gallery.
Reverberating with Rade Petrasevic’s bright oil paintings, the visitor’s journey though the space is moulded around the supine forms of Roberto Matta’s iconic Malitte suite of lounge seating, an original example from 1966. These curved forms echo the wavy outlines of Yali’s ISOLA glass tables, made in the Veneto in 2019. Meanwhile, our eyes are caught by the ribbed surfaces of Charlap Hyman & Herrero’s (CHH) oversized ‘shell lamps’, presented in Italy for the first time.
The artists and designers presented in SALOTTO surprise the audience with their visual and conceptual choices. Petrasevic’s paintings are executed like drawings, creating tension between the surface and the depicted subjects. The Yali tables take inspiration from the abstracted relationship between land and water in the Venetian lagoon. CHH’s shell lights offer an evocative narrative: giant shapes washed up upon the shore that are imagined homes to fantastical creatures. Matta’s enigmatic Malitte furniture features irregular components that slot together to become an architectural element or sculpture.
Rade Petrasevic (b. 1982) is an Austrian-Bosnian painter who lives and works in Vienna.
Charlap Hyman & Herrero is an architecture and design firm founded in 2014 and based in New York/Los Angeles.
Yali is a glass design firm based in Venice and founded by Marie-Rose Kahane in 2008.
Roberto Matta (b. 1911, d. 2002) was a Chilean artist who initially trained as an architect and was as an Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist painter.
Notice about Covid-19 precautions:
For safety reasons, please note all visitors must wear masks and keep at a distance of at least one metre from each other in the galleries. Please note that visitor numbers in the spaces will be restricted for the duration of the display.
Photo: Enrico Fiorese.