press release

23.10.2022 - 19.02.2023

Emma Talbot: The Age/L’Età
& Jenna Gribbon: Mirages

Collezione Maramotti is glad to announce the opening of two new exhibitions: The Age/L’Età by Emma Talbot and Mirages by Jenna Gribbon.

Emma Talbot, winner of the eighth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, will be presenting a new body of work at Collezione Maramotti, after a premiere at Whitechapel Gallery in London. The Age/L’Età comprises animation, free-hanging painted silk panels, three-dimensional work and drawings, the new work explores themes of representation and ageing, power and governance, and attitudes towards nature. Talbot imagines a future environment where humankind encounters the disastrous consequences of late capitalism and must look towards more ancient and holistic ways of crafting and belonging—that rethink ancient power structures and celebrate the natural world—in order to survive.

Mirages is the first solo show in a European art institution by American painter Jenna Gribbon, who has conceived a new group of ten works specifically for Collezione’s Pattern Room. Gribbon’s figurative paintings draw inspiration from personal memories, art history and everyday experience, fluidly combining different styles in each piece. The central subject of the works in the exhibition is the artist’s partner, musician Mackenzie Scott (aka TORRES). Gribbon’s protagonist is portrayed in vivid colours and fluid, sensual brushstrokes that make the surroundings almost merge with her body—a body that is reflected, moulded, perused, made larger than life—experimenting with scale and compositions that are entirely new for the artist.