Review by Pei-Ru Keh Light beings: G.T. Pellizzi’s constellations of light at The Watermill Center in Wallpaper online.
This month, the space presents G.T. Pellizzi’s Constellation in Red, Yellow and Blue, a vivid installation of light sculptures that were created during his residency at Watermill. Created and sited specifically for the space, the works are inspired by invented cosmologies that take into account the many mythological, astrological and calendar symbols found in textiles at the centre’s own Watermill Collection – an accumulation of artefacts amassed by Robert Wilson himself...
Solo exhibition G.T. Pellizzi: Constellation in Red, Yellow and Blue at The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York.
Constellation in Red, Yellow and Blue is a monumental installation of light sculptures created for The Watermill Center by G.T. Pellizzi. The sculptures are derived from invented cosmologies inspired by the mythological, calendrical, and astronomical symbols found on many textiles in The Watermill Collection.
Solo exhibition I Transport at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico.
For his first individual exhibition in Mexico, G.T Pellizzi has proposed to transform the main gallery at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros into a monumental art shipping crate, using the aesthetics of art packaging as his model. I Transport measures 9.5 x 8 x 3.5 m, with the peculiar feature that it is subdivided into 171 separate and unique pieces. I Transport (translated from the greek ¨metaphero), alludes to the ontological construction of knowledge, history, memory and aesthetics. The piece strives to sublimate the creative act into one of the most commonplace processes by which the globalization of art occurs: the transportation of artwork, artists, discourse and cultural experience...
Solo exhibition Visitations: G.T. Pellizzi at The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York.
G.T. Pellizzi curates his work to function in dialogue with the existing Watermill Center Collection and its galleries. The survey of works on view, created by Pellizzi from 2011 to the present, features sculptures, installations, and paintings that engage audiences critically with political, educational, and financial market systems.
Included in group exhibition Individual Stories. Collecting as Portrait and Methodology at the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Photographs, books and knick-knacks: artists collect a variety of objects. Their interest may lie in the formal, the aesthetic or the conceptual. While they generate personal collections regardless of their artistic practice, they also create collections based on artistic methods. The collection may itself reach the status of a work of art. Individual Stories considers the collection a portrait of its collector and also an artistic method, an expression of curiosity, transforming discovery, or a systematic approach to certain worlds of objects. The result is a compilation of individual collections that could not be more different.