January Blues

“Blue pencils, blue noses, blue movies, laws, blue legs and stockings, the language of birds, bees, and flowers as sung by longshoremen, that lead-like look the skin has when affected by cold, contusion, sickness, fear; the rotten rum or gin they call blue ruin and the blue devils of its delirium; Russian cats and oysters, a withheld or imprisoned breath, the blue they say that diamonds have, deep holes in the ocean and te blazers which English athletes earn that gentlemen may wear; afflictions of the spirit — dumps, mopes, Mondays — all that’s dismal — lowdown gloomy music, Nova Scotians, cyanosis, hair rinse, bluing, bleach; the rare blue dahlia like that blue moon shrewd things happen only once in, or the call for trumps in whist (but who remembers whist or what the death of unplayed games is like?), and correspondingly the flag, Blue Peter, which is our signal for getting under way; a swift pitch, Confederate money, the shaded slopes of clouds and mountains, and so the constantly increasing absentness of Heaven (ins Blaue hinein, the Germans say), consequently the color of everything that’s empty: blue bottles, bank accounts, and compliments, for instance, or, when the sky’s turned turtle, the blue-green bleat of ocean (both the same), and, when in Hell, its neatly landscaped rows of concrete huts and gas-blue flames; social registers, examination booklets, blue bloods, balls, and bonnets, beards, coats, collars, chips, and cheese . . . the pedantic, indecent and censorious . . . watered twilight, sour sea: through a scrambling of accidents, blue has become their color, just as it’s stood for fidelity.”

Quote from William H. Gass – ‘On Being Blue’

 

1. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

 

4. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

5. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

6. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

7. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

9. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

10. JanuaryBlues_2016_InstallationView_Frutta

January Blues, 2016, Installation View, Frutta, Rome, Courtesy of Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

11. Andrea Polichetti_putting some make up on and staying home_2016

Andrea Polichetti, putting some make up on and staying home, 2016, Carbon Drawing, Peebles, Oil Pastels, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

12. LaurenGault_a few tolerances (qualia’s 1 and 2, thinking about Capuchin C.)_2016

Lauren Gault, a few tolerances (qualia’s 1 and 2, thinking about Capuchin C.), 2016, Welded PVC, Silica, Glazed Ceramic, Spray Paint, 80 x 130 x 3 cm , Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

13. AndreaPolichetti_watching tv, saving money_2016

Andrea Polichetti, watching tv, saving money, 2016, Carbon Drawing, Peebles, Oil Pastels, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

14. LindsayLawson_SadLamp_2016_01

Lindsay Lawson, Sad Lamp, 2016, Fabric, Expanding Foam, Fluorescent Lamps, 125.5 x 36 x 13 cm, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

15. CatherineBiocca_OCEAN VIEW RELOADED_2015

Catherine Biocca, OCEAN VIEW RELOADED, 2015, Video Animation, PVC Print and and Sound, Installation, 184 x 152 x 13.5 cm, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

16. AndreaPolichetti_stay out and freezing_2016

Andrea Polichetti, stay out and freezing, 2016, Carbon Drawing, Peebles, Oil Pastels, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

17. NealJones_Plenty_2012

Neal Jones, Plenty, 2012, Oil on board, 41.5 x 38.5 cm , Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

19. HonzaZamojski_Concrete Conflict_2016

Honza Zamojski, Concrete Conflict, 2016, Concrete Cast, Wood / Betonguss, Holz / Concrete, cast, Wood, 205 x 30 x 16 cm , Courtsey of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

20. AndreaPolichetti_rehab for quitting smoking_2016

Andrea Polichetti, rehab for quitting smoking, 2016, Carbon Drawing, Peebles, Oil Pastels, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

21. DitteGantriis_VinoRosso_2016

Ditte Gantriis, Vino Rosso, 2016, Acrylic Paint, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

22. AndreaPolichetti_sad dad, no shopping, no toys_2016

AndreaPolichetti, sad dad, no shopping, no toys, 2016, Carbon Drawing, Peebles, Oil Pastels, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

23. GabrieleDeSantis_Il cielo in una stanza quando piove_2016_02

GabrieleDeSantis, Il cielo in una stanza quando piove, 2016, Umbrellas, iPod, Speakers, Dimensions Variable, Courtesy of The Artist and Frutta, Rome, Photo by Roberto Apa

 

Frutta
January Blues
Catherine Biocca, Gabriele De Santis, Lauren Gault,
Ditte Gantriis,Neal Jones, Lindsay Lawson, Andrea Polichetti,
Gizela Mickiewicz, Honza Zamojski
21 January – 5 March 2016
Via Giovanni Pascoli, 21
00184 Roma