Giuseppe Penone at Haunch of Venison
After the solo exhibition of Pino Pascali shown earlier this year at the Camden Arts Centre, another member of the Italian movement "Arte Povera", the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, exhibits his work at the gallery Haunch of Venison. In his work, centred on the relationship between man and nature, Penone uses often the tree as a central figure. An example of his tree is permanently on display at Tate Modern (Albero di 12 metri). For an idea of how the artist's studio in Turin looks like, watch this video of 2007.
In his work "Proiezone 2000" exhibited in the sumptuous hallway of the gallery Haunch of Venison, Penone explores the way a tree respond to being cut.
The installation " La Spazzio della scultura-pelle di cedro" shows sheets of bronze cast from wax poured into the bark of a cedar tree.
Haunch of Venison. Until August 20, 2011