Lucia Pescador – Blithe Spirit
bCA Galleries is proud to present the works of a leading artist from Milan – Lucia Pescador. She is associated with the Lattuada Studio which has played an essential role in nurturing her talent and seeing Lucia bloom into one of the well known painters of Italy. Lucia Pescador’s works will be displayed at:
Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery
Bajaj Bhuvan, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
16th May – 10th June, 2006
Tuesday, 16th May, 6.00 pm onwards
The exhibition has a series of works that she has crafted using her preferred medium of canvas and paper support. Vases seem to dominate the works giving the viewer the initial impression of still life, until closer observation reveals the masterful play of light and shadows. The inscriptions demand attention. The shades tell their own story of struggle, domination and subservience. The other works show a surprising control and deep understating of architecture and interiors, there is a precision to the composition which can only be achieved by years of practiced study. One stands in awe before the visual demonstration of human concentration that raises art to the level of a science and yet retains its elusive nature, leaving all works open to interpretation. The artist does not impose her opinions she merely raises possibilities!!
Interno rosso-Rietueld Huzar Berlino 1923 – Drawing and Oil on Paper, 2003
Lucia Pescador –
Yellow vase and red Shild, Drawing and Pastel on paper, 2003
bCA Galleries works on an international level to ensure a cross cultural exchange between artists and art lovers globally. We have noticed a trend of art getting rather localized, showing the works of artists from a particular city. This finally leads to a paucity of ideas and visual stimulation and ultimately a sense of ennui amongst art lovers who have a thirst for the unusual. bCA has stepped in assuage this drought by bringing European artists to India and simultaneously showing the works of Indian artists abroad. This cross-cultural exchange presents untold possibilities of the impact it will have on the future of the Indian art scene.
bCA Galleries has been instrumental in organizing Namaste India, exhibiting the works of 50 Indian artists in different locations in Italy. These artists have been well received and of them four will be showing again in an exhibition titled “Arambh” scheduled for 21st March 2006 in Italy. The Indian artists can now avail of an international platform and their diverse work helps to create awareness about Indian art breaking out of the traditional mold of folk art. Yet, bCA Galleries has not forgotten its duties towards India’s rich cultural heritage, we are actively promoting artist Jivya Soma Mashe who is the pioneer of Warli tribal art in India. At the same time, prominent Italian artists have had showings in India through the aegis of bCA Galleries. Artists Azelio Corni and Pino Ceriotti have had two shows in India, which have been very well received. The works of three promising Italian artists: Bruno di Lecce, Pino Oliva, and Silvia Serenari have also created a stir in the Mumbai art scene.
In the near future, bCA plans to widen our field of focus of promoting Indian artists to include other European countries and China. We also intend to have a show featuring the works of contemporary promising Chinese talent in India. We seek to establish an ongoing relationship with the artists we promote and build a tradition of quality and trust around the globe.
bCA Galleries is proud to be associated and partnering with Lattuada Studio, which is one of the premier galleries promoting contemporary art in Italy. Lattuada is essentially an offshoot of the illustrious Art Center which has played a pivotal role in the development of art in Europe and especially Italy. Its genesis was in the year 1963, where it served not merely as a point of purchase of art but as a medium promoting interdisciplinary exchange between intellectuals, artists and connoisseurs. Works of famed artists like Goya have been displayed here. There have been instances of collaborations between architects and designers, book and music have also found place in these hallowed walls which embraces art in its totality. Lucia Pescador is one of the modern day Italian artists who have enjoyed its patronage.
Lucia Pescador was born in Voghera (near Milan) in 1943. She gave a diploma in Academy of Belle Arti in Milan. She has been exhibiting her works since 1990 in Italy, Europe and the USA. Her solo shows include, “Inventory of the end of the century with the left hand” Open Space Gallery. Amsterdam in 1994; “The papyrus of Ani” Egitto Academy, Rome (Italy); “From Inventory: Nature” Swan Gallery, New York; “XII crucivia” Zebra two Gallery, London all in 1998, “Vases in architecture” Italian Culture Institute, Los Angeles, 1999; “Black Japan – Yellow China” Corraini Gallery, Mantova. Group shows include, “Golden vases” Schols Strasburg, Klagenfurt, 2000; “Imagining the book” Alexandrin Bibliotec, Egypt, 2002; “Upsets: Italian Artists between 1960 and 1970” Cascina Roma, Milan, 2005. Lucia is very aware and sensitive to the global political situation which in turn is reflected in her work.