ref: hJw May 10-Jun 3 2006 MARLBOROUGH Daniela Gullotta


9 May  2006

 P R E S S R E L E A S E

 Daniela Gullotta Signs of Forgotten Spaces

'Photography's most basic reality is that it shows us the past.'

A Maritime Album: John Szarkowski and Richard Benson, 1997

Private View Tuesday 9th May 6-8pm


The Directors of Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce their forthcoming exhibition of Daniela Gullotta's paintings of interiors based upon reinterpreted photographs. Since her very successful first exhibition at Marlborough in 2003, Gullotta has continued to search out empty buildings that move her in some way, taking photographs of their interiors, and printing the images herself.

As Andrew Lambirth writes in the catalogue introduction: "this is only the beginning of her work. She then lays the photographic paper down on panel and works over the top in a variety of media - principally oil and acrylic, pencil and charcoal. The photograph is in essence only the armature upon which the painting is constructed. These treated images are in mood very far from the Victorian parlour pastime of hand-tinting photographs, but they are intimately concerned with the past; through her paintings Gullotta investigates the relationship of the present with the near past and seeks out the contemporary resonance of recent history. History in the sense not of war and great events, but of ordinary lives and daily concerns."

The exhibition will consist of 27 new paintings, several on a huge scale. A fully illustrated catalogue will be published and Daniela, who lives and works in Bologna, will be in London for the opening.

For further information and photographs, or to arrange an interview, please contact Armin Bienger or Mary Miller on 0207 629 5161