curated by Chiara Guidi

luglio 27  - september 14  2013

Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea
via Santa Giustina, 21 e Chiesa di San Matteo, Piazza San Matteo 3, Lucca

Opening: saturday july 27,  4.30 pm

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Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea e prometeogallery of Ida Pisani, are pleased to announce that the personal exhibition “The Angle of God” by Blue and Joy will be inaugurated on Saturday July 27th 2013 at the Church of San Matteo, in Lucca Tuscany.The exhibit, designed and built for this venue, has been curated by Chiara Guidi. The artwork “The Angle of God” will be visible to the naked eye at 5,17 p.m.

It will be perceivable by all present as a unique work that has within itself an action generating device, without the use of any technical or technological tools and without specific special effects: “The Angle of God” will activate and be in motion at certain times and for short intervals. The artwork will be installed on the pavement of the Church of San Matteo, in the central nave: the light filtering in from the rose window will refract on it offering a true epiphany to visitors. Three round kaleidoscopic mirrors, which segmented, broken and painted, will generate their own visions from their fragments, allowing all to observe the same image of light and color at three different times and in three different “solar phases” on the opposite wall.

“The Angle of God” is a reflective and chromatically revealing device; by being an archetypal mandala, it announces the divine presence in the same light of creation and of vision. An immaterial, vibrant corner which, similarly to a literary “green ray”, will be a performing act of sculpture, positioned on the ground, radiates its image that at the same time, almost miraculously, coinciding with its own message.

Blue and Joy have calculated that on July 27th, between 5.17 and 6.30 p.m. the sun’s rays will shine into the church: by working on the sunbeam's projected movement they have been able to create this unprecedented project which also includes other recent works that have defined their research. On display Blue and Joys post–Byzantine mosaics, large Masonite bas-reliefs made up of thousands of emptied, fiberglass-like pills that represent graphic signs of punctuation. The capsules, in their pharmaceutical single-dose form, will serve as boardwalks for viewers, symbolic gangways over the linguistic and artistic meaning of exclamation and question marks. The installation paper planes, a tribute to Boetti's Aerei (1977), will also be shown at the Church di San Matteo. The aluminum paper planes land horizontally on the walls, pivoting around the apse whilst the extra-large aluminum notepads, typed up or scribbled by pen & magic marker, record private musings on destiny, on what tomorrow holds, on the future, on art.

A journal of intimate reflections, dreams and feelings thought “out loud” and openly, directly declared similar to “instant thoughts”. Thus Blue and Joy formulate their confidential aesthetics and the message simultaneously becomes their Doing.

“The Angle of God” will be open until the 14th of September with the following schedule: Monday to Saturday from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. and on appointment (tel. + 39 0583 469490). Church of San Matteo, Piazza San Matteo 3. Lucca

Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea
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