A new breathtaking exhibition by Margherita Serra opens April 25 at the Artifact Gallery, New York. The exhibition features will be on display until 6 May. In the exhibition “The void in the corset” Margherita Serra draws a straight line between art and the claim for it: she creates a new category of refinement and fragility, challenging the sensitivity of the senses, leaving exciting thoughts in the viewer’s mind.
Margherita Serra is an artist based in Brescia, IT. She has been an active presence on the art scene since the mid-sixties, she works and lives among Brescia and Carrara. After taking her diploma in art, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara and graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic. Until 1994 she worked as an architect specialised in the area of private planning, then she thought art as something that made her breathe offering a different kind of happiness so she devoted her attentions to a full time artistic career. Margherita Serra is great in creating what she feels, not what she sees: she makes corsets because she needs to pass through on those specific female’ characteristics as sensuality, personality, empathy, sweetness… If you want to feel something strong and suggestive, this exhibition is what you are waiting for.
As regards the material used, she decided to work the precious Carrara statuesque white marble, the delicate pink Portuguese marble and the fragile but unique Murano glass.
In 2008 the City of Rome called Margherita Serra to exhibit her works in “Palazzo Venezia” , considered the largest civil building dating back to the Roman age in which the most important paintings, wooden sculptures, furniture, porcelains, ceramics, bronzes, marbles, terracottas and armoury are on display.
The “Void in the corset” art exhibition will surprise the gallery visitors with the atmosphere, the creativity, the magic and the colours. You will be pleased to discover so many shades of art. According to Gillo Dorfles, Margherita Serra has proved her highly skilled, even surprising ability to work in a variety of materials achieving an alphabet of form that has been unusual and autonomous from the very beginning. Since the 80’s, she has shown her exceptional ability to bend marble until its transformed into a woman’s “corset” into “lingerie”. In 2010 Margherita Serra joined the Sculptors’ Guild of New York, doing four expositions in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and she is finally back in New York this year proposing an interesting, enjoyable, exciting and emotional art. Sculptors Guild is a society of sculptors who banded together to promote public interest in contemporary sculpture founded in 1937.
Remember: art speaks where words are unable to explain.