Green Arcola Gallery is a platform for visual artists engaging with sustainability. The theatre foyer will host a series of bi-monthly exhibitions, offering young and emerging artists the opportunity to show work and specially created commissions.
With this new programme, Arcola aims to extend its long-standing practice of working with artists to engage cultural audiences, and showcase the diverse ways contemporary visual arts address issues of science, sustainable design and climate change.
For its third exhibition from 20 March – 14 April 2014, Green Arcola Gallery welcomes Pietro Catarinella. From his initial education as an architect, Pietro Catarinella retains a curiosity towards the urban and a methodology to scrutinise living spaces. His photographic practice questions the everyday and explores the margins of the ordinary. In his series Out of Rome, Catarinella wanders along the rapidly evolving periphery of Italy’s largest city, waiting for encounters to occur and for the unexpected to manifest. The journey does not follow a linear narrative or a pre-empted protocol. Its trajectory recalls Dada’s urban strolls or the Situationist’s drifts. Catarinella’s work finds a striking resonance in the ongoing mutations of Dalston, such as the uncertain development plans for the area that includes the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.
Pietro Catarinella holds an MA in Architecture from the Scuola Romana di Fotografia, University of La Sapienza, Rome and is currently completing an MA in Photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Previously, he worked extensively as a photojournalist in Haiti and Santo Domingo.
Green Arcola Gallery is curated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, with the support of the Green Arcola team.
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