Allegory + Index : (and what might lie in between)

Allegory and index is the provisional title for an exhibition first planned in conversation with my friend Francesco Poli, author, critic and curator who lives and works between Paris, Turin and Milan. The intention is to explore the dovetail between two apparently diverse dimensions in my work . That is, in painting.

Allegoria e Indice é il titolo provisorio per una mostra progettata inizialmente in conversazione con mio amico Francesco Poli, critico e curatore che vive e lavora tra Parigi, Torino e Milano. Si tratta di una esplorazione del incastro tra due lati apparentamente contrastanti nel mio lavoro. Ciò è nella pittura.

Francesco Poli in studio Goodwin tra tela e accaio

lumps, lines, likeness, signs
symbols, refinements, re-presentation
concretes, abstracts, rigours
not less monsterish in empathy
the look and the like
the smells of theatre, the church, my god,
the devil,
narrative, the subjective, addressmanship,
the gerund
I say to you, you, look at you, looking
loot, Lot's wife notwithstanding,
you'd be daft if you didn't look back.

As painting stands to likeness,
sometimes I have to change clothes to look
and be looked at
from more than one point of view. There
a tail. Following your nose down a trousers
seems easier (gravity) than up.
A nose for a tale takes you up one and back
down the other.
Leg. That is.

Francesco Poli, in the studio, jan. 2010.

Resonant Index


Concrete Allegory

man with plank @130

Man with a plank 1995 Oil on canvas cm. 60 x 50.

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