I made it from here my place [Fiz daqui o meu lugar]
In the solo exhibition I made it from here my place, a surprising set of twenty-five works by São Paulo artist Angella Conte is gathered at the Verve gallery. They are collages, sculptures, objects and a video installation. Among the artist’s works, the selection for the show circumscribed a period that began in the 2000s and continues to the present day. From the investigation of materials and images throughout her artistic production process, Angella Conte re-edits archival pieces and memory records with the skill of someone who invites us to perceive her world of inspirations and references. It is clear that several of her works display visual notes and notes about the social relationships she artistically establishes in contact with the natural and urban landscape that surround her.
As if we were about to enter a space conducive to learning the rules of a new game based on multiple possibilities and temporal combinations, such narratives in a personal tone are shared as intuitions and experiences. They are comments about the changes of the seasons, the different types of vegetation and geography, dilemmas arising from the subjectivity of life and stories full of symbolic residuals beyond the collective daily life.
With I made my place here, Angella Conte manages to expand the notion of what truly matters: we don’t lose what we love through the passage of time; but under elastic effect, an illusory sense is allowed to appear that things, moments and beings can be ours forever.