Paolo Ventura first solo exhibition on the West Coast
Opening reception Saturday, January 18th, 4-7pm.
Galerie XII Los Angeles is pleased to celebrate its first anniversary with the solo exhibition of world-renowned, Milan-based artist Paolo Ventura. The exhibition of Ventura’s magical photographic works, “An Invented World”, spans six series made over the last decade and will provide the most comprehensive overview of the renowned Italian artist’s oeuvre on the West Coast to date, including the debut of new works.
Paolo Ventura (b. 1968) has been referred to as one of the art scene’s most interesting storytellers with his timeless and charmingly enigmatic works. Widely known for his elaborate narrative series acted out by the artist and his family, the whimsical allegories touch upon many facets of the human condition within life-size diorama cityscapes, reminiscent of war-time Italy, which are constructed entirely by the artist. By creating fictional worlds as stage design, the artist is able to physically inhabit the stories of his imagination.
Anne Pharel - Collection Lambert, Avignon
The sixth edition of the triennial «De leur temps», organized by ADIAF, offers a «snapshot» of French contemporary art collections through a selection of works acquired by private collectors during the three years preceding the exhibition. Photographs by Anne Pharel are presented at the Lambert Collection in Avignon until March 15, 2020.
HSBC Award for Photography
French Photographer Charlotte Mano nominated for the 25th edition of the Award for her series "Thank you Mum" that had been shown by Galerie XII Paris at Photo Doc in May 2019.