John Strezaker
Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
26 November 2021

Conceived and selected before the pandemic, the exhibition also incorporates work produced throughout lockdown, during a period of intense creativity for the artist. The exhibition brings together more than eighty works, from the late 1970s to the present day.

For over 40 years Stezaker has been using found photographs, film stills, postcards, magazines, books and other printed material to create a range of works including collages, image-fragments, films, bookworks and silkscreen prints on canvas. He does not consider his found objects and images as appropriations but sees them as “finding him” in a psychoanalytic sense, following the Surrealist, rather than the Duchampian/Pop approach of 80s appropriation art. The works in the show are inspired by and reference the work of Joseph Cornell and the meta-narratives of Italo Calvino.

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Double Shadow LVII, 2016
collage
24 x 30,5 cm / 9.4 x 12 in