Textile artworks by Nadia Nespoli
Soqquadri | Mero Matters Fine Arts

Soqquadri in collaboration with Mero Matters Fine Arts is pleased to present CROCHET, a unique collection of textile artworks produced by the Italian conceptual artist Nadia Nespoli.

The CROCHET series features monochrome canvases hand-made with crochet weaving. These works recover and reinterpret creatively a traditional textile technique practiced by women of different countries and cultures, including Italy. Still today as in the past, in many Italian regions the construction of uncinetto (crochet) is made stitch by stitch with three simple elements: hands, hook, and yarn.

Employing skeins of cotton thread of different colours – white, red, orange, purple, yellow, green, pink, and blue -, Nadia Nespoli has created her canvases without ever undoing them during execution. The dimensions vary, as do the shapes: rectangles but also irregular polygons, with interrupted and resumed points, interspersed with visible knots. Each work is the tangible result of a slow, iterative, and meditative process and evokes hands and fingers that weave a fabric made of full and empty spaces.

Ancient and contemporary. Colourful and minimalist. Material and spiritual. A calm monochromatic look that is simple and easy on the eyes, yet powerful. Nadia Nespoli’s CROCHET canvases stimulate the observer’s reflection and imagination, illuminating and transforming the surrounding space.

text by Margherita Zanoletti

A unique collection of textile artworks produced by Nadia Nespoli

Presented by Soqquadri in collaboration with Mero Matters Fine Arts

Textile Healing


28 January | 12 March 2022
The Vault | Alberto Levi Gallery

Alberto Levi Gallery in collaboration with Mero Matters Fine Arts is pleased to announce TEXTILE HEALING, an exhibition that will take place at “The Vault”, the ancient Roman cellars of the gallery in Via San Maurilio 24, from January 28th to March 12th 2022.
The exhibition aims at investigating the process of creation as a moment of healing, learning, meditation, and redemption, through the observation of rare and unexplored objects realized with various weaving techniques.
The creators of the works displayed are, with the exception of Verner Panton, unknown artists of the past: court artisans, brides to be, children, and mothers. They have left to posterity objects that are still contemporary and full of energy.
The knotting and intertwining of these works required knowledge of compositional codes, commitment and patience in their creation. The design of these textiles from China, Turkestan, Anatolia, Afghanistan and Persia but also Spain and Denmark, albeit close to the canons and archetypes of their respective traditions, shows short circuits, freedom of interpretation, openings to new possibilities.
These art works, losing their original function, have undergone a transformation surviving temporary waves and time like the works of the greatest artists.

28 January – 12 March 2022
The Vault, Alberto Levi Gallery, Via San Maurilio 24

Only by appointment: tel. 3406701854

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