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C.R.E.T.A. Rome è lieta di invitarti alla mostra degli attuali artisti in residenza Annie Lyle e Priscilla Fusco. Gli artisti presenteranno le opere create durante la loro residenza a CRETA Rome, via dei Delfini 17, il 12 marzo ore 18:00.
C.R.E.T.A. Rome is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of the current artists in residence Priscilla Fusco and Annie Lyle. The artists will present the work created during their residency a CRETA Rome, via dei Delfini 17, 12 March from 18:00.
Ula means jewel of the sea. In my work, I replicate forms I see in nature - particularly around water. My aim is to convey the similar vibrations and subtle mysteries I feel communicated from the earth. I explore the roots of Mother Nature and craft forms resembling a feminine energy, pregnant with new beginnings. My vessels are a depiction of our own human bodies, our bones, our DNA – as well as nature, particularly seaside boulders and weathered rocks which ground us daily with the soles of our feet.
Each line and curve has its own story and unique experience with a desire to grow and reproduce. My work is a co-creation with nature herself.
I’m an artist based by the ocean in Brighton UK, where I continually explore my local nature, creating ceramics to remind us of the earth’s beauty and our connection to it. As well as building my sculptural and functional ceramics, I originated from a mixed media fine art background. I continue to develop my painting practice and sometimes combine both mediums together.
I teach private ceramics classes in Brighton and London. My next steps are to pick up new inspiration by discovering more of nature around the world, teaching along the way and collaborating with more artists.
Municipality refers to the Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta, a bridge crossing the Tiber that bears the insignia of an infinity knot incorporated into Priscilla Fusco’s current body of work. The knot, carved during fascistic Italy, was most likely used to provide antiquated “legitimacy” to a modern project realized by the municipality of Rome. The artist embraces a magpie-approach to Rome’s rivaling aesthetics, fusing baroque and classical designs to create an absurdist ecosystem of a modern tourist in an ancient city, a visit made comfortable by the Italian government and its citizens. Fusco’s interests reside in the biological world, and her objects promote a veneration of nature. The prominence of She-Wolf, specifically her teeth and the dark purple of Italian clay, also serve as inspiration for this latest work.
Priscilla Fusco combines the decorative craft of ceramics, and its histories, with contemporary news, fashion and surrealism. She has shown at various New York galleries, including Proto Gomez, Paradice Palase, Tappeto Volante, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Norte Maar’s Counterpointe series, Underdonk, and others. She lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in English Literature from Barnard College and an MFA from Hunter University. This is her first show in Italy.