NOVO | Landon Metz: Landon Metz

Overview

Eduardo Secci Contemporary presents the second exhibition in the seasonal venue in Pietrasanta. Opening reception is Saturday, July 9th at 18:30 pm.

The project is realized in collaboration with Galleria Massimo Minini based in Brescia, and it will showcase the works of Landon Metz (Phoenix, 1985), who has been collaborating with the gallery since a long time. 


"Landon draws backgrounds on blank canvas, then he fills them with color as Wolfgang Laib fills it his sculptures with milk. He moves the color until the desired shape is completed. His painting occupy the space, such as that of Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler, his work shapes the space as the work of Daniel Buren and Michael Asher, but while they had an ideological and political approach, Landon takes a poetic and pictorial attitude. The space is altered, yet it is decorated and refined. Landon often says "Cool", "Guys", "Great" just like Jack Kerouac. Heartland." Massimo Minini

The opening is part of "collector's night", an event in collaboration with ANGAMC, National Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries sponsored by the City of Pietrasanta.

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Eduardo Secci Contemporary presents the second exhibition in the seasonal venue in Pietrasanta. Opening reception is Saturday, June 9th at 7 pm. The project will showcase the works of Landon Metz (Phoenix, 1985) and is realized in collaboration with Galleria Massimo Minini based in Brescia, that presented the artist for the frst time in January 2016. “Landon draws backgrounds on blank canvas, then he flls them with color as Wolfgang Laib flls his sculptures with milk. He moves the color until the desired shape is completed. His paintings occupy the space, such as that of Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler, his work shapes the space as the work of Daniel Buren and Michael Asher, but while they had an ideological and political approach, Landon takes a poetic and pictorial attitude. The space is altered, yet it is decorated and refned. Landon often says “Cool”, “Guys”, “Great” just like Jack Kerouac. Heartland.” Massimo Minini. Landon Metz was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1985. He lives in Brooklyn since 2009. As an internationally renowned young artist, he has exhibited around the world: from Denmark to New York, from Chicago to Los Angeles. Using painting as his fundamental means of expression, his goal is to paint on painting, aiming to a painting which is inclusive and that is able to hold the given opportunities through an extreme procedural rigor. A conceptual approach that gives a lyrical and sensual result. In 2014 he was the frst artist in residence at ADN Collection in Bolzano, where he debuted with a major solo exhibition. In January 2016 his works were presented in a double solo show at Galleria Francesca Minini in Milan and at Galleria Massimo Minini in Brescia. The opening is part of Collector’s night Pietrasanta, an event in collaboration with ANGAMC, the National Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries with the patronage of the City of Pietrasanta