EXHIBITION: Alan Charlton
OPENING: Thursday 1 March 2007 at 6.30 p.m.
EXHIBITION DATES: 1 March - 27 April 2007
HOURS: from Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3 - 7 p.m.
LOCATION: A arte Studio Invernizzi
Via D. Scarlatti 12 20124 Milano Tel. Fax 0039 02 29402855
A arte Studio Invernizzi gallery presents on Thursday 1 March 2007, a solo exhibition of the English artist Alan Charlton.
The exhibition has been conceived by the artist in direct connection with the space of the gallery, articulating his constant space-time meditation in an environmental dimension once again.
"There is a constant and evident element that recurs in every example of Alan Charlton's output: the clarity with which his work presents itself, both in its expressive coherence and in relation to its setting. This clarity can be seen as the result of the interaction of two fundamental components that have characterized Charlton's creative activity since his earliest works: the purity of the image, a presence that is at the same time strong in itself and open to stimuli of various origin, and the exercise of an artistic practice that is constantly acting on the situation through modalities of precision.
Purity in Charlton's work becomes the practice of equilibrium; it is the conscious assumption of the active responsibility inherent in each single creative event as the free intentionality of a new image".
On the occasion of the exhibition a catalogue displaying the exhibition, containing a poem by Carlo Invernizzi and bio-bibliographical notes, will be published.
Born in Sheffield in 1948, he realized his first solo exhibition in 1972 at Konrad Fischer in Düsseldorf. During the 1970s exposed at Gian Enzo Sperone's Gallery in Turin, Bruno Bischofberger's in Zürich, Leo Castelli's in New York, at the Lisson Gallery in London, at Durand-Dessert in Paris.
In the 1980s two solo exhibitions of Alan Charlton took place at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, at the Musée St. Pierre in Lyon, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Charleroi, at the Musée d'Art Moderne of Paris and at the Museum Haus Ester of Krefeld.
In 1997 the Museum Carré d'Art of Nimes dedicated a big retrospective to him and solo exhibitions took place at the Museum Moderner Kunst of Otterndorf and at the Kunstverein in Hamburg. In 1998 the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds realized a retrospective of him.
In 2006 he realized a big solo exhibition at the Palais Thurn und Taxis di Bregenz.