Paula Metallo | Meet
Paula Metallo is an Italian American contemporary artist. Born in Syracuse, New York and lives in the Marche Region of Italy.
Italian American, artist, contemporary artist, art, contemporary art, collage, installation, Coldigioco, holes, meet, look twice, rorschach, cover uncover, art and science, take and give, simmetry, drawings
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Meet 1995-1999

 

Contemplating both sides is something I brought with me from my childhood. The first drawings I can remember were those copying symmetry on window curtains. The ‘twos’ came from a yearning to venture out and experience the ‘other families’. This was what led me, in my student years, to study abroad.

Living in another country pushed me towards a deeper mindset of comparison. So the work was composed of two parts. I used imagery from Italian history alongside or on top of those of American Folk Art.

  • Save, 8 x 12 x 4 cm, 1995.

  • Two Doors, 70 x 100 cm, 1995.

  • Self portrait, 40 x 150 cm, 1996.

  • In Italy, 80 x 100 cm, 1996.

  • Am been, 60 x 90 cm, 1996.

  • Life, 70 x 90 cm, 1997.

  • Cross, 200 x 200 cm, 1997.

  • Meet, acrylic on silk, 200 x 250 cm, 1997.

  • Quarda Che Stronzo, 150 x 150 cm each, 1997.

  • Cellar, 80 x 150 cm, 1998.

  • Hospitality, 80 x 200 cm, 1998.

  • Sunday after Giotto, 150 x 150 cm, 1998.

  • Whole, 100 x 100 cm each, 1999.

  • Like, 100 x 150 cm, 1999.