Bumping and crowding on the shelf, this pattern of jars and vases and bowls prompts a fantasy of the dead painter Giorgio Morandi alive in the room, making a still life of them. A burned clay panorama that is a lesson in textures, it resembles early experiments from the most ancient of potteries, fashioned when discovery was still in the air.
Even when particular pieces from this studio are attributable to either one or the other of the two artists there, each piece carries the mark of conversation that is at the center of their shared work. They are collaborators at the kiln door, watching each other’s imagination emerge, hot, at the end of that struggle which began with their hands reaching into the mud.
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