[Under] Black Earth

ART RUG PROJECTS
Bea Bonafini
[Under] Black Earth

[Under] Black Earth, the first solo exhibition of Bea Bonafini in Greece.

The show features works across media, three of which are handtufted carpets made in collaboration with Art Rug Projects by Soutzoglou.

Bonafini’s work elevates traditional craftsmanship from carpet to painting on engraved cork through the intricacies of the material’s metamorphic qualities. The form and the content together allude to humankind’s aspirations, the fall, our fascination with the abyss and the need to make sense of the world through the making of art.

 

[Under] Black Earth is an archaeological fantasy, a collection of fictional artifacts that point to the mythology of primeval worlds. Bonafini’s interest in these themes developed after visits to Mount Etna in Sicily and a residency at Alkinois in Athens in 2022. Works like Scissors Roman and Scissors Roman IV made from vulcan stoneware or Plinial Fire and Alluvial named after volcanic eruptions highlight these connections.

[Under] Black Earth
19 June – 20 July, 2023
WAG Gallery, Hydra, Greece

ART RUGS
Bea Bonafini – Alluvial

Bea Bonafini – Alluvial

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Bea Bonafini – Plinial Fire

Bea Bonafini – Plinial Fire

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Bea Bonafini – Silent Strenghts

Bea Bonafini – Silent Strenghts

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MORE EXHIBITIONS
Unearthly

ART RUG PROJECTS x Bea Bonafini

Unearthly

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Twisted

ART RUG PROJECTS x Bea Bonafini

Twisted

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Labyrinth

ART RUG PROJECTS x Bea Bonafini

Labyrinth

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A Monstrous Fruit

ART RUG PROJECTS x Bea Bonafini

A Monstrous Fruit

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