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Photography by Massimo Cristaldi
Dates: April 13th – April 27th, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13th, 5-9pm
Gravy Studio & Gallery is proud to present the Suspended, a series of work by Italian photographer Massimo Cristaldi (Catania, b. 1970). Cristaldi says “Suspended is a photographic sequence exploring what is far from Mediterranean stereotypes. No winking postcards testifying a collective image of lands full of art and nature. No iconic visions of black dressed mamas, godfathers, and religious fests. Visual sketches, are my landscapes where the city is as old as time and continuous with it. Where every place has been (or is going to be) colonized by man made artifacts.” The soft colors of the Italian landscapes show the warmth of the land contrasted against the coldness from ruins of lost centuries. Acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz reviewed the series recently and says “In Suspended there is a splendid and tragic feeling of emptiness, if those two could be mentioned in the same breath, and surreal as well. I like the scale shifts you are seeing with the cars, people, the houses, and the sun-blasted and burnt color of the landscapes and buildings. It shows me a kind of painful beauty in desolation, taking us beyond any hope of recovery.”
Cristaldi has been recognized in international photography competitions such as International Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, Travel Photographers Of the Year. Cristaldi has exhibited in solo and group shows and at photography festivals in Europe, US, Canada and Brazil. He is represented by galleries in Belgium and Italy. He lives and works in Catania and Rome. Cristaldi’s photographs are part of the permanent collection of the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY.
For more info about Cristaldi and to view his portfolio, please visit: massimocristaldi.com.
Open Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 27, 1-5pm