Milan’s Dep Art Gallery opens the new exposition season with a monographic exhibition dedicated to Salvo (pseudonym for Salvatore Mangione; Leonforte (Sicily) 1947 – Turin, 2015). “Salvo. An Art Without Compromises” is the third personal exhibition which the gallery has dedicated to the artist. From October 18 to December 23, 2017, a vibrant and unusual voyage in the different creative seasons of the artist over the decades.
From the "tombstones" of the Seventies to the "landscapes" of the last production, passing to embroidery and work on paper, the works brought together for this occasion cover a wide time range from 1972 to 2012, recapitulating the most intense and significant work and forty years of artistic research.
The thirty works on display, including the imposing Alba (200x250 cm, 1989) - one of Salvo’s largest canvases - are spread throughout the exhibition space as traces through which to reconstruct the story of a man who always felt free to attach himself to movements and ideologies without affiliating exclusively to anyone. An artist without compromises.