Dry Clean Calendar

May 2–June 8, 2019

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
—Coco Chanel

In fashion, the best work has been done by scissors, cutters and nowadays also lasers, which can cut and cut alive materials and fabrics of every kind, as well as convoluted and fairly complicated shapes, with great accuracy. It is a revolutionary process, which Rei Kawakubo then evolves further, putting in the background every burden of fit and functionality to make the dress a sculpture, or a two-dimensional design, or a flat shape like a pillowcase, or a three-dimensional self-supporting structure like an object, an ornament, a piece of design. A dress to inhabit, to wear, but also to contemplate, which enchants with its rounded or asymmetrical lines, its cuts, and its overripe. Its parts are unexpectedly padded, raised, draped, and turned upside down with its fabric and non-woven liasons, plastic, nylon, and eco-leather.

Dario Guccio, a young Italian artist, enters the scene. Combining his culture and practice of comics, a way of telling stories by superimposing characters and actions on backgrounds, situations or landscapes. Flat images constructed by positioning the scenes in the frames of the strips, in the manner of a theatrical set designer, who short-circuited with his fascination for fashion, for glamor and all his references, his instruments, his distinctive features. From cosmetics to make-up, and from clothes to accessories.

Here we will also add the automatic, almost involuntary associations with the innovations of the history of modern art that are similar to the artist. The rounded contours of the subjects in the Futurist works by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero, The Papier Decoupé by Henri Matisse, the clean and continuous sign of Jean Cocteau's drawings, The Teatrini by Lucio Fontana, and Italian Pop by Mario Ceroili and Giosetta Fioroni, with its silhouetted figures, cut out of wood or as drawn with stencils on paper.

This is the secret recipe for the large ecoleather paintings by Dario Guccio, which have the colors of powder or baby pink and bright red from lipstick. Inlaying silhouette, cutout of heads, female figures, wigs or even organisms, macroscale cells, like abstract corollas in faux leather and transparent and glossy vinyl, evocative of imaginaries from beauty products.

Silhouettes that look like paper patterns, fashion and fictional cuttings, clear excerpts of visionariness pinned to the picture with rows of enamel-painted nails in different colors. A cyberpunk note, "very trendy," which today is spreading in the design of models and signed accessories. Thinking again about hanging fashion or pinned in the marvelous flagship store windows. A fashion that is everything and is everywhere: in the sky, in the streets, in our ideas, in our way of life, and also in the dry cleaning.

(Essay by Mariuccia Casadio, Art Editor of Vogue Italia)

About the Artist
Dario Guccio (b. 1988, Naples, Italy), influenced by the Italian masters, is reinvigorating the aesthetics of both Group ZERO and Dadaism.

Guccio's works consist of compositions of stylized images of human figures, which are produced with cutouts, layers, and stitched sheets of synthetic leather and card. Silhouetted bodies and faces in profile and anthropomorphic forms overlap, penetrate, and conceal one another in turn, suggesting a sense of intimacy only comparable to the action of skin brushing against each other. Poised between abstraction and figuration, these compositions encroach upon a mythological dimension. The figure that assumes the roles of woman, mother, and lover is one of the most recurring features in Guccio's iconography. With references to Italian Modernism—the works of Lucio Fontana, Agostino Bonalumi, and Paolo Scheggi among others, Guccio's works suggest an interpretation as a fragmented mythology of creation, which intersects the accounts of the artist's birth and the formalization of his creative language.

Dario Guccio received his BFA from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in 2013.

The artist currently lives and works in Milan, Italy.

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March 27–April 27, 2019

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Yang Bodu | Group Exhibition "Kong-Fu: Form and Meaning"

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October 21–November 12, 2023

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Sung Jik Yang | Group Exhibition "Friends & Lovers"

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October 6, 2023–January 20, 2024

Yang Bodu | Solo Exhibition "In the Court"

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September 28–October 29, 2023

Gong Bin | Solo Exhibition "Bright Daylight"

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September 24–October 24, 2023

Tap Chan | Group Exhibition "Marginal Notes"

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July 18–October 1, 2023

Zhong Tianyue | Group Exhibition "The Consolation of Clinamen"

Tabula Rasa Gallery

July 15–August 26, 2023

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June 11, 2023

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Yang Dingliu | Group Exhibition "ACADEMY SELECTION 2023 II: Shifts in Nature"

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June 2–July 8, 2023

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May 24, 2023

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May 15, 2023

Yang Dingliu | Solo Exhibiton "Bird"

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May 5–25, 2023

Wang Zhiyuan | Group Exhibition "The Sea of Time"

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April 22–August 20, 2023

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April 15, 2023

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Fabien Adèle | Group Exhibition "Beyond the Veil"

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April 3, 2023

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March 30, 2023

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March 23, 2023

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March 22, 2023

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March 21, 2023

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March, 2023

Wang Zhiyuan | Group Exhibition "Lost in Translation"

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March 15–April 22, 2023

Wang Zhiyuan | Group Exhibition "Concrete Painting"

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March 9–May 10, 2023

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March 6, 2023

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February 13, 2023

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January 21–March 1, 2023

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