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Symbolon

In ancient Greece, the “Symbolon” were objects that were divided into two parts, and that could tell to messengers to whom the letter could be delivered: only to the person who would complete the other half that they brought with them. They were at the same time useful and symbolical objects that connected two people, that are two families: two cosmos.

 

 

 

A stone that contains the Universe: the Whole found in the detail, the big into the small. A window on the stars found into a piece of worldly nature. This object gives the impression of a meteorite that has fallen from the sky, and broken in the impact, it shows what it has collected and hidden inside of it: a piece of Universe.

 

 

Alchemy has always taught that even in the smallest grain of sand the whole Universe is contained, that two opposites are just two sides of the same coin, and part of the same object.

Penelope shows all this into this series of artworks, that in a glance are capable of expressing these concepts that are hard to grasp.



Solo Show in the International Music Museum and Library of Bologna, Italy

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Why does music exist?

What has brought it into ourselves?

What are its origins?

Penelope looks for answers to some of
the most fascinating questions
of all times. 

Since the first men appeared,
since the Universe was born,
Music has always had a main role
in the Creation.

A scientific, philosophic
and historical research
that will end in an
ARTIST BOOK
and site-specific ARTWORKS
for the wonderful, ancient and enchanted
MUSIC MUSEUM of Bologna.

Public Opening
April 15, 2016

The exhibition will be open until May 15, 2016

Penelope’s exhibition in MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR

 

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The Artist has been invited by Nina Torres Fine Art

to be one of the featured artists in Miami’s Art Basel Week

with the wonderful and central MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR.


Black Tie Vernissage
and artist reception:
DEC 3, 2015  –  6-11 PM

Exhibition dates:
DEC 4  –  12-7 PM
DEC 5  –  12-7 PM
DEC 6  –  12-6 PM


In order to get a reduced or free ticket for collectors and friends
please write to chiara@penelopearts.com or text +1 786 403 8755

MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR – FREE TICKET

CONGRATULATIONS.

If you have access to this page of Penelope Arts website it means that you are a collector,
a journalist or a special friend of the artist.

Please, print the images below and bring them
to the entry counter in
Miami River Art Fair.

Also, write to the Artist and tell her about your presence,
since she is preparing surprises and presents for all the guests.
Write to chiara@penelopearts.com or text her to +1 786 4038 755.

BLACK TIE OPENING:
December 3rd, from 6 to 11 PM.

FAIR DAYS:
DEC 4  –  12-7 PM
DEC 5  –  12-7 PM
DEC 6  –  12-6 PM


PRINT THE TICKET BELOW

FOR THE BLACK TIE VERNISSAGE:


Schermata 11-2457348 alle 19.32.51


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FOR THE FAIR DAYS

AFTER THE OPENING:


Complimentary Pass

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The artworks of the Danieli in the Castle of Cento

 

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The artworks of the show “Forgotten Spaces. All That is Left Behind”
have been hosted by the wonderful Castle of Cento (Rocca di Cento), Ferrara, Italy.

During the two night events organized to sustain the reconstruction of the Theatre Borgatti
hit by the earthquake the artist has brought the visitors to see the artworks that
were displayed in the Hotel Danieli in Venice for the Art Biennale.

The exhibition closed 25 October, 2015.

Video

Watch the fascinating video where the artist tells the story behind the artworks.

Video artist: Cinzia Battistini
www.expoyes.com

Series “Forgotten Spaces – All That Is Left Behind”

The paintings in this series have been created for the exhibition Forgotten Spaces, All That is Left Behind, on view at the Hotel Danieli (Venice, Italy) from July 25 to September 9, 2015.

For most artworks you will also find the images of their installation at the Hotel Danieli.

“Symbolon I – Synapsis”

Symbolon I web

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 6.7x7in
Mixed media on rock


“Symbolon II – Galaxy”

Symbolon II web

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 7×5.9in
Mixed media on rock


“The Alchemists”

1 - Gli Alchimisti dipintolow

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Year: 2015
Size: 72.6×26.3in
Mixed media on canvas, on wood


“What Stood There Waiting – former Tobacco Plant”

3 - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi dipinto low

 

Year: 2015
Size: 73×26.3in
Mixed media on canvas, on wood


“The Jade Merchants”

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 35.4×10.2in
Mixed media on briccola wood (dolphin)


“Kore Kosmou”

kore kosmou web

 

 

Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 30.9×5.1×4.3in
Mixed media on wood


“Everything happened as if Thought, lost among life’s problems, left coordinates to be found again”

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 14.1×7.8in
Mixed media on slate


“Mercury”

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Year: 2015
Size: 59×19.68in
Mixed media on mirror


“The Great Work in White”

Opera bianco low

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 14.1×6.6in
Mixed media on rock


“Phoenix”

Phoenix web

 

Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 15.7×7.8in
Mixed media on slate


“The Philosophical Garden”

Il Giardino Filosofico web

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 15.7×4.1in
Mixed media on bark


“Adhara”

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Adhara in place

Year: 2015
Size: Diameter 11.8in
Mixed media on vinyl record


“Many Stories for one Story”

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Year: 2015
Size: Diameter 11.8in
Mixed media on vinyl record

Series “Forgotten Spaces – All That Is Left Behind”

The photographs in this series have been created for the exhibition Forgotten Spaces, All That is Left Behind, on view at the Hotel Danieli (Venice, Italy) from July 25 to September 9, 2015.

For most artworks you will also find the images of their display at the Hotel Danieli.

“Everything happened as if Thought, lost among life’s problems, left coordinates to be found again”

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Year: 2015
Size: 76.5×47.2in
Photo print on canvas, on wood


“Hyperuranium – former Tobacco Plant’s Portal”

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Year: 2015
Size: 31.5×20.8in
Photo print on polymeric material


“Centuries in the Steps – The floor gave birth to a staircase”

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Year: 2015
Size: 88.5x59in
Photo print on aluminum


“Anima Mundi – Glass Cathedral”

Cattedrale di vetro long low

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Year: 2015
Size: Left 29.6×50.9in – Center 69.6×50.9in – Right 29.6×50.9in
Photo prints on aluminum (composed of three parts)


“Glass Cathedral”

35 - Cattedrale di Vetrolow

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Year: 2015
Size: 39.3×14.17in
Photo print on plexiglass


“Stellae”

25 - Stellaelow

Year: 2015
Size: 23.62×27.16in
Photo print on plexiglass


“The Alchemists”

Gli Alchimisti (foto)

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Year: 2015
Size: 59x20in
Photo print on aluminum


“The Discovery of the Philosopher’s Stone”

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 Year: 2015
Size: 31.4×20.8in
Photo print on aluminum


“We walk by Secrets Every Day”

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Year: 2015
Size: 76.5×47.2in
Mixed media on canvas, on wood


“What Stood There Waiting – former Tobacco Plant”

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Year: 2015
Size: 73×26.3in
Photo print on aluminum


“Athanor – The Kiln of Eternal Fire”

37 - Athanor - Il forno del fuoco immortale_low

Year: 2015
Size: 31.4×20.8in
Photo print on aluminum


“Labyrinth – What the eye cannot see – the Blue Door at the Bottom”

38 - Labirinto - Ciò che l'occhio non vede - la porta blu in fondo_low

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Year: 2015
Size: 35.4×23.6in
Photo print on aluminum


“We do not know. But they do know. The stones know. Also the trees know. And they remember”

41 - Noi non si sa...low

Year: 2015
Size: 35.4×23.6in
Photo print on aluminum


“Opus Alchimycum”

50 - Opus Alchimycum - ex forni Giuman_low

Year: 2015
Size: 35.4x22in
Photo print on canvas, on wood


“Cinnabar – The Blood of the Dragon”

52 - Cinnabar - The Blood of the Dragon - Tetto ex fornace Giuman

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Year: 2015
Size: 35.4x22in
Photo print on canvas, on wood


“Sulphur”

13. SulphurlowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Metalla”

Metalla(1)Year: 2015
Digital photo


“Terra”

17 - TerralowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Meteor”

18 - MeteorlowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Angels and Beasts”

12 - Angeli e BestielowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Plantae”

15 - PlantaelowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Aer”

16 - AerlowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“The Wisemen’s Stairs”

23 - La Scala dei SaggilowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Lapides”

29 - LapideslowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“The Sun is Homologous to the Heart”

28 - Campanile Santa Caterina di MazzorbolowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Aries”

27 - ArieslowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Ignis”

42 - IgnislowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Symbola Aurea Mensae”

45 - Symbola Aurea MensaelowYear: 2015
Digital photo


“Passage”

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Digital photo


“Former Giuman’s Furnace”

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Digital photo

Installations from the series “Forgotten Spaces, All That Is Left Behind”

The Universe behind the Doors

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Year: 2015
Site-specific installation inside the fireplace in the lounge area of Palazzo Dandolo, Hotel Danieli
Old door and photo print


Suspended Universes

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Year: 2015
Site-specific installation for the Hotel Danieli
Murano blown-glass spheres and various materials


Flying Lives

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Year: 2010
Size: Diameter 10.6in
Dandelion seeds and glass sphere

Opening of “Forgotten Spaces”

Penelope’s solo art exhibition opened at the Hotel Danieli in Venice with two special events.

Thursday July 23, 2015 the exclusive preview gathered exceptional guests for a unique itinerary through art and haute cuisine.

Saturday July 25, 2015 during the official opening, Penelope guided her guests through the exhibition and unveiled the fascinating stories behind the scenes.

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“Forgotten Spaces – All That is Left Behind” Venice, Hotel Danieli

Penelope is working on two important projects.

 

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FORGOTTEN SPACES,
All That Is Left Behind
A Solo exhibit at the Hotel Danieli, Venice (Italy)

 

From 23 July to 12 September 2015

FORGOTTEN SPACES, All That Is Left Behind
A search for places that lay beyond the traditional views of Venice: unknown, secret, at times even forgotten. It is an unusual and adventurous exploration, as well as a documentary to be recorded at each and every step.
The artist has already started the adventure and will continue looking for these spaces. She will shoot fascinating photos, and will be filmed during the discovery process. The photos will document the quest and at the same time a few of them, those that better illustrate the places, will become artworks and will be transformed into paintings or nature-art.
Forgotten Spaces will also be a book and a video, to be enjoyed by you and the guests that will visit the show at the Hotel Danieli, right next to St. Mark’s Square, in the heart of Venice.

Lounge area, Hotel Danieli, Venice
Above: Lounge area, Hotel Danieli, Venice

Terrace, Hotel Danieli, Venice
Above: Terrace, Hotel Danieli, Venice

Penelope's exhibit at the Hotel Danieli will open during the Biennale Arte 2015
Penelope’s exhibit at the Hotel Danieli will open during the Biennale Arte 2015

Why FORGOTTEN SPACES?
Venice is made of labyrinths that connect the buildings with one-another. Are we really sure that the walls that divide those houses are all shared by inhabited spaces? And if beyond one of those walls there were a room forgotten for more than 300 years…What would be laying there? What kind of objects would be waiting?
It is certainly possible that from one generation to the next a house property went lost, and that it slowly became nobody’s land! It is possible that someone bricked a room over in order to hide secrets that will never be unveiled. How many such rooms can be scattered in a city like Venice, with its labyrinth-like shape and urban structure?
By analyzing the maps of the historical buildings of the city one wonders how many “black holes” there are, how many mysteries that nobody found…lost as always in our little lives that only see what the eyes are used to. And then we wonder why behind some walls we never hear a sound…
And again: secret gardens, that only very few eyes can see, and historical houses neglected and eventually forgotten by their families. Places that can surprise with their golden frescoes and magnificent decorations. How many secrets can still hold a space that’s been observed and experienced by millions of people? How much can we still be surprised by a city that holds so many mysteries that one could spend a whole life searching for them?