Paula Metallo | Mogli e Buoi
The exhibition’s starting point is an Italian proverb, Mogli e buoi dei paesi tuoi , which restates the patriarchal commandment of creating work and family in ones birthplace. It is a proverb, which is similar to others such as get to know the birds in your own backyard, in the English language, or in German bleibe im Lande und nahre dich redlich . Actually, in the German version, the final adjective adds to the concept that the vicinity of people to the place of origin brings sincerity to the relationship. Here the objects trouvé fuses the expressive means to narrate the landscape of the Marche region. It is a territory immersed in rural culture, but also rich in historically rooted artistic experiences, which lead Paula Metallo to analyze Piero della Francesca’s viewpoint from the hills of Urbino through the eyes of the Duke and Duchess of Montefeltro, and bring back to us her considerations. Robert Rauschenberg, in an interview with Alain Sayag in 1981, commented that his most important experiences in a foreign country were when he found himself lost … “Because it’s when you get lost that you look more intensely”. Paula Metallo, with admirable fabrication, almost in a world of make-believe, transforms with extreme lightness exactly that wagon, the wedding biroccio, ready for the introductory journey towards the house of the groom, in a delicate, painted veil.In a time before the car.