Prisoner of Love, Andrea Bianconi's new solo exhibition in Houston

Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, Texas, welcomes Andrea Bianconi's new solo exhibition, Prisoner of Love.

At the Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, Texas, Andrea Bianconi’s solo exhibition titled Prisoner of Love opens to the public on Sept. 6, 2019, and can be visited through Oct. 19, 2019.

“We are all prisoners of love. We are warriors of love”: it is from this statement that the artist from Vicenza, an adopted U.S. citizen, conceived his solo exhibition. This is intended to be animmersive experience for the visitor, displaying drawings, paintings, video installations and sculptures.

The inspiration for this exhibition was Bianconi’slatest performance held duringArtWeek last April 3 at the San Vittore prison in Milan: female inmates sang with the artist a song he composed about the search for love and the importance of Cupid in our existence. The gallery will host the video of the performance, from which we will start to explain the exhibition path.

The exhibition revolves around the figure of Cupid, the angel of love. “I saw in Cupid the figure that contains all the elements that are part of my work: the arrow, the wings, the search for direction. Cupid is the human being. All of us are Cupid,” Bianconi said. In his vision, Cupid represents for humans the power of love, which irrevocably influences life choices.

The works created by the artist intend to help man in his search for direction, reflecting on the choices and different possibilities in everyone’s life. The arrow, among the constant elements in his production, is present in the form of drawings on canvas and paper and surrounds the visitor from every point of view. For Bianconi, the arrow is closely related to our life experience: “We are the ones who shoot the arrows, we are the ones who hold our arrow. And the arrows are our desires, our dreams, our words, our plans, our hopes.” Cupid, a winged figure armed with a bow, is depicted in ink drawings on canvas and paper and in wood and fabric sculptures.

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Prisoner of Love, Andrea Bianconi's new solo exhibition in Houston
Prisoner of Love, Andrea Bianconi's new solo exhibition in Houston

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