Cristina de Gennaro
Pentimenti Drawings. Detail.
Gouache, pencil, charcoal, archival ink jet prints on Japanese gampi paper.
3 panels, 39"X10' each. Installed at the Hat Factory, Peekskill, NY.
Each drawing is comprised of three sheets of translucent paper hung adjacently to one another so that the compositions, viewed from two sides, are affected by the traces of drawings and prints from the underlying sheets. The three layers in the drawings are thin and fragile, and shift with air currents causing images from the underlying sheets to move in and out of focus. Images foregrounded on one side, may become mere shadows when viewed from the other, resisting closure and suggesting a sense of memory as provisional and contingent.
You may view Cristina de Gennaro's web site at www.cristinadegennaro.com