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Luisa Rabbia_Death_2017_colored pencil, acrylic and fingerprints on canvas_108 x 202 inches_274 x 513 cm

Luisa Rabbia, Death, 2017, colored pencil, acrylic and fingerprints on canvas, 108 x 202 inches (274 x 513 cm)

NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through February 11, 2018
By Genevieve Kotz
February 6, 2018

Peter Blum Gallery: “Luisa Rabbia: Death&Birth”

February 9 through April 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In her third solo show with Peter Blum Gallery, Luisa Rabbia will present “Death&Birth,” featuring new works.

The “Death&Birth” exhibition is the culmination of a trilogy, with “Love” currently on view in Italy. Rabbia’s works at Peter Blum explore birth and death as a process of transformation rather than as an experience with a distinct beginning and end. The exhibition includes three smaller paintings of the artist’s “LingamYoni” series, referring to the lingam and yoni shapes in Hindu culture.

Rabbia’s work is intricately layered to a create a glowing palette of yellow, red and violet hues on a deep field of blue acrylic, with countless fingerprints covering the surface of each painting alluding to the individuality of human nature and the marks left by humans on history. Rooted in the dialectic between inner and outer space, her work operates on a micro and macro level, making reference to the touch and form of the human body.

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