Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019

March 5-11, 2019
    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
    • Installation View
    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
    • Installation View
    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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    • Serena Perrone: Out of the Fire at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
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Exhibition: SERENA PERRONE Out of the Fire
Location: SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
866 United Nations Plaza (on 48th Street), 2nd Floor, Booth W29
Dates: March 5 – 11, 2019

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Cade Tompkins Projects is pleased to participate in SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019 with a solo installation and exhibition of work by Serena Perrone entitled Out of the Fire. The 2019 theme of “Fact or Fiction” perfectly suits the works presented by Perrone which explore fact and fiction at an intersection of the mythic, the nostalgic and the real – as they shift from site-specific landscape to panoramic print, ceramic and printed peepshow to a hand-printed textile that adorns a chaise lounge.

Perrone has created a letterpress print which will be a gift for visitors to the exhibition. About the print Tutti dicono che la lana non brucia 2019: “Rampant wild fires are common in Sicily and are often the result of arson. People who set the fires often wait till the intense scirocco winds whip up from Africa and rip across the island. These destructive wind storms often last for 3 days and are accompanied by devastating fires. Many conspiracy theories arise about the origins of these fires each year, but one brutal and wide-spread rumor in response to the exceptionally intense fires of 2016 was that arsonists were setting animals like sheep on fire and releasing them to run through the flammable dried brush to spread the flames. This story is alluded to in one of the interior scenes of “Fata Morgana/Mondo Nuovo” in which a figure bears a torch and a flaming lamb runs through the brush of a mediterranean landscape. However, in truth wool is a naturally fire-resistant material. “Tutti dicono che la lana non brucia” translates to “everyone says wool doesn’t burn”, thus offering a contradiction to the widely-accepted story.”

Other works include a site-specific fantastical, silhouetted wall mural made specifically for the exhibit. A ceramic, watercolor, screen print illuminated peepshow Fata Morgana/ Mondo Nuovo 2016-17; a letterpress print Tutti dicono che la lana non brucia 2019; Trajectory 2017; an etching entitled Once this was a Roman Villa 2017; a photo-based transfer print In the Night Garden II (Diptych) 2015 and a 1930s chaise lounge with handprinted fabric Biwa on Chaise Lounge 2010.

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