Man loves to … mess with his environment, and sometimes the result is a horrible catastrophe… and sometimes monstrous. The young artist Enrico Franchi, who hails from Rome, sets out to expose through his art the negative outcome of some of said … messings with. “Transumanza” is the title of his one-person sculpture exhibition at the Sala Grasce in Pietrasanta, and it chronicles the artists distaste for the social and anthropological mutations that come out of man’s irresponsibility.
Franchi’s installation features a herd of miniature genetically-modified cattle – about 70 bronze cows grazing on a two-meter wide table covered with salt. On the sides of the room, larger bronze cows mutate, from the paradoxical, to the surreal and ending in abstraction.
The artist casts all of the bronzes himself, tapping into his knowledge and experience as jeweler.
Visit the artist’s website, linked here.
The opening reception is this Friday the 21st of March, 2014 at 6pm.
From the 21st of March to the 21st of April, 2014
Sala delle Grasce
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 8pm.
FREE and open to the public.