Press Release

curated by Stefano Gagliardi
from 06/07/2022 to 28/07/2022

2022 - Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano

Galleria Gagliardi is pleased to announce that on Saturday, 6th August 2022, will be inaugurated the solo exhibition by Manuel Felisi "Al di là del fiume, tra gli alberi" ("Beyond the river, among the trees") at its space in San Gimignano (SI), which will end on Sunday, 28th August.
The exhibition is curated by Stefano Gagliardi and the critical text written by Isabella Del Guerra.
Manuel Felisi tries to lead us into an universe, his universe, where man is beyond doubt a privileged guest. A world where time is still, everything is still, there is no rush of wind. It is the moment when, lying down, we lose ourselves in that magical glimpse where the fronds of the trees merge with the sky. Felisi’s trees have no leaves or branches, they are alive but, naked and severe, they enfold us and, wrapped in their majestic magic, we do not feel sadness or loneliness, but rather serenity and harmony.
The forest Felisi invites us to enter is a place of recollection, of reassuring acceptance that embraces us and perhaps even conceals and protects us. If the sharp tangle of black branches, the informal coloured background also symbolically represents our dimension, everything in the woods still has an escape route: the one towards the sky, where we can try to find time for ourselves while imagining other better dimensions of the elsewhere.
It's like starting to flee..., towards life.
Taken from "Al di là del fiume, tra gli alberi" by Isabella Del Guerra