4m2 Gallery Presents Spring Vernissage with Catherine Parsonage and Geraldine Ghelli
The 4m2 Gallery is pleased to invite you to our Spring Vernissage, featuring:
Catherine Parsonage Campari Spring
Geraldine Hope Ghelli New York City
March 8th, 2018 – 7:30 pm, Frohring Library, Guarini Campus
The event is open to the public.
The 4m2 Gallery is the first art space at John Cabot University. It is managed and curated by the Art History Society. Since its inception in the fall of 2013, the Gallery has grown and matured, building a strong, professional identity with a young permanent collection alongside the physical and virtual exhibition space.
Geraldine Hope Ghelli
Geraldine Hope Ghelli is an American-Italian freelance documentary photographer currently based in Rome, Italy. Since graduating from John Cabot University in 2015, her work has been featured in international publications including, The New Yorker, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Teen Vogue, and La Vanguardia.
Ghelli brings an intense humanist approach to her work. Featured in The New Yorker (July 16, 2017) Ghelli’s work was described as consciously subverting the form of the portrait, her camera a roving, kaleidoscopic eye that takes in all the shades of life. This includes also work documenting and attempting to understand the recent wave of independence movements and their geo-political and human rights repercussions. The triptych New York City was created specifically for the 4m2 Gallery.
Catherine Parsonage was born on the Wirral, England and now lives and works between Rome and London. She is an MA graduate from the Royal College of Art and was the Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture at the British School at Rome 2016-17. Parsonage’s practice incorporates painting, sculpture, performance and poetry and has been exhibited internationally in London, Berlin, Turin, Milan and Rome.
Parsonage’s practice combines personal experience with a wide range of literary references including fiction, mythology and poetry. The resulting work explores emotional and identity-based states, caught on the boundary between the imagined and the real. Campari Spring was first exhibited by the curatorial collective Garbo’s in Full for it: Tomaso de Luca & Catherine Parsonage, Rome. The drawing imagines the body in a state of liquid flux and touches upon the hazy aesthetics of pleasure and reverie.
The 4m2 Gallery
The gallery is situated in the Frohring Library, a setting that echoes the gallery concept, which gravitates around the ideas of time and inspiration. Immersing artworks among scholarly books powerfully reflects the rigor of the creative process and the originality of academic research, and builds a sophisticated dialogue between the art object and the object of the book.