February 10th – April 18th, 2015 Dominique Lévy London 22 Old Bond Street, London
Today Dominique Lévy Gallery presents Sotto Voce, the second show at its new London space.
This exhibition connects
artists from around the world, united by a common medium: the abstract white relief.
From the earliest unfoldings of figuration by Henri Laurens produced in Paris to the harmonious constructions of the Brazilian Sergio Camargo, Sotto Voce will map the progression of the abstract white relief geographically and through time, with a focus on the 1930s to 1970s.
Alongside Laurens and Camargo, the exhibition features works by Jean Arp, Ben Nicholson, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, En- rico Castellani, Fausto Melotti, Günther Uecker, Luis Tomasello, and Mira Schendel, amongst others. While the white palette may give the works a soft voice, their messages are loud and clear, whether they may be a cry of hope, an attempt at nothingness, an ex- pression of aesthetic idealism, or a surge to- wards transcendence. Sotto Voce will demonstrate how this subtle yet forceful dialogue was carried out internationally through the language of the white relief by artists at the forefront of their respective movements, rang- ing from Surrealism to the Zero Group, Spa- tialism to Minimalism, and Conceptual Art to Constructivism.