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Alice Pasquini: Deep Tides Dry

  • Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas
  • Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas
  • Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas
April 4, 2015

Alice Pasquini, one of Italy’s most renowned female street artists, will be hitting Portugal soon with a new solo exhibition to be hosted by Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas in Ponte de Sôr. The new solo exhibition, Deep Tides Dry, will see Alice Pasquini present a new series of works based around the very Mediterranean act of hanging washing to dry in public. The unusual topic for Deep Tides Dry provides Alice Pasquini the chance to offer a contemporary view of this deep rooted Mediterranean tradition, while also creating a dialogue with the people of Ponte de Sôr. The Italian street artist will also create some street art on her visit to Portugal and carry out workshops with the local school. Alice Pasquini is also featured in the upcoming Urban Pott group show, which opens on 6th April, 2015 at 44309 Street Art Gallery in Dortmund.

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Alice Pasquini – Deep Tides Dry. Photo Jessica Stewart

Hanging Washing in Deep Tides Dry

The new solo exhibition, Deep Tides Dry, will see Italian street artist Alice Pasquini literally hanging out the washing in Portugal. A common sight in Mediterranean areas, the hanging out of washing in public spaces largely goes unnoticed amongst the locals, curious only to visiting tourists who take great delight in capturing images of other peoples washing. Deep Tides Dry will present a new series of works in the form of installations and paintings by Alice Pasquini, that explore the psychology of this long tradition of presenting something very private in a public place. The Italian street artist, who also works as an illustrator, painter and set designer, is famed for her portrayal of female figures, presenting them as strong, independent women, to highlight the highly sexualised image of women offered by the media. Take a look at the inspiring Stanze, Reinventing Renaissance Rooms project, Pasquini was involved in with Gio Pistone and Pax Paloscia.

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Alice Pasquini – Deep Tides Dry. Photo Jessica Stewart

Solo Exhibition at Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas

With the new solo exhibition at Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas, Alice Pasquini continues her exploration of the female figure within the hanging washing concept of Deep Tides Dry. The new series of works combine both beautiful female figures with the very basic notion of hanging washing out to dry, also playing with the ideas of private matters being hung out in public. The wonderfully painted figures appear extremely ethereal, caught suspended in a world of water or in the process of washing garments, then presented as if they themselves were hung out in public to dry, revealing very personal elements of themselves as the paintings drip and fade away. While in Portugal for the new solo exhibition at Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas, Italian street artist Alice Pasquini will also create a new piece of street art in Alentejo, as well as leading a workshop in creativity at the municipal school prior to the opening of Deep Tides Dry. The images of Logan Hicks in Love Never Saved Anything and Christy Lee Rogers in ÉLAN may also be of interest.

The solo exhibition Deep Tides Dry by Alice Pasquini is at Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas in Ponte de Sôr between 18th April, 2015 and 18th May, 2015. Opening reception 18th April, 2015 at 17:00h.

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Alice Pasquini – Deep Tides Dry. Photo Jessica Stewart
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Alice Pasquini – Detail Deep Tides Dry. Photo Jessica Stewart
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Alice Pasquini – Detail Deep Tides Dry. Photo Jessica Stewart
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Alice Pasquini – Detail Deep Tides Dry. Photo Jessica Stewart
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Left: Alice Pasquini – Deep Tides Flyer Image / Right: Alice Pasquini – Detail Deep Tides Flyer Image

Images courtesy of Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas & Alice Pasquini.

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