BERLONI and BoxArt are delighted to present Steve Sabella at The International Center for Photography Scavi Scaligeri in Verona.
In this exhibition Sabella creates new constellation of his works, in a non-curatorial, non-chronological arrangement. Instead the artworks are presented to the viewer in configurations intended to reveal connections and thus new readings. Sabella views his oeuvre as a search for visual palimpsests - which manifest in a multitudinous progression from personal experiences and historical / political circumstances, toward theoretical speculation and aesthetic discovery. However, regardless of the intentions that may have inspired the creation of an individual work, in this exhibition reconfuguration brings forth layers of the palimpsest that may not have been revealed before. As Sabella writes, "Today my images gain their independence from my narrative. My aesthetic struggle is to create art with a connection to visual history. My illusions are imagined bridges, map-like structures, that connect us to our troubled past with an eye to the future."