Anton Kern Gallery presents new paintings, ceramics, and sculptural installations by Alessandro Pessoli

In his sixth solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, Italian-born and Los Angeles-based artist Alessandro Pessoli presents Against Me: new paintings, ceramics, and sculptural installations that include self-portraits, references to traditions of Italian painting, and even handmade bows and arrows. In addition to the main exhibition, the artist will create his own version of an Italian trattoria—Sandrino—on the gallery’s third floor, complete with an espresso bar. In 2016, Pessoli found himself unable to create new work. For the artist, the sense of urgency to make a painting or sculpture had disappeared, and, never one to go through the motions of working in the studio simply out of habit, he found himself confronting a void and lack of purpose in his daily life. However, he found joy in practicing archery and crafting bows, arrows, and targets in his backyard.

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