Lora Schlesinger Gallery is proud to present Wheatfields, by Los Angeles based artist, Carlo Marcucci.
This will be the artist’s first show at the gallery featuring wall-mounted sculptures made from various dry pastas
and Udon noodles. The show will open with an artist's reception on Saturday, May 22, from 5-7 p.m.
Marcucci creates smooth, minimal sculptures by meticulously mounting a multitude of dry-colored pasta
side-by-side creating an illusion of wood or mosaics. Some sculptures are designed in multiple sections
and others include intersecting structures made of transparent Plexiglas, changing the nature of the pasta
itself. In Wheatbox 11, a small 8 x 8” work, the artist selected spinach, saffron and red radicchio
spaghetti for their natural coloration to create an image of a Midwestern crop field. Through curiosity and
artistry, Marcucci creates something extraordinary out of the ordinary, giving a second life and
function to pasta.
Marcucci’s work was recently exhibited in Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary at the Museum of
Arts & Design, in New York. He has also exhibited in Florence, Tokyo, and South Korea and nationally.