'Catastrofe' group show Grottaglie, Italy / by Lucy

catastrofe
catastrofe

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'CASTASTROFE' group show now open...

"In these uncertain times, we’re gathering together the best friends from the past few years and some newcomers for a group show that aims to be a truthful portrait of the moment between what it used to be and what it’s going to be, after this imminent catastrophe"

Studio Cromie presents: INTERESNI KAZKI / AKAY & BRAD DOWNEY / MONEYLESS / SAM3 / ZIO ZIEGLER / SICKBOY / VHILS / DEM / SWOON / CYOP & KAF / MOMO / NUG / WORD TO MOTHER / BORIS HOPPEK / 108 / LUCY MCLAUCHLAN

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'Xylella Fastidiosa I, II and III' acrylic on canvas, 109cm diamter. 2015

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I've been visiting Grottaglie for many years now, enjoying the olives harvested from the surrounding area.

This year however I've come to learn of the bacteria Xylella Fastidious that is spreading rapidly throughout Puglia destroying the olive trees,

some of which are hundreds of years old. It is a very sad time.

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Preparing the canvases in the olive grove...

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painting in the field
painting in the field
A century spent entwined together
A century spent entwined together