“Colors & Colors,” a double photography exhibit by Giuliana Marinello and Stefano Fontebasso De Martino, will be on display at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (24 W. 12th Street) from September 7 through September 26, with an opening reception Wednesday, September 7, at 6 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For further information call 212.998.8730.
“Colors & Colors” showcases two photographers who search for color in the city and in nature. Marinello brings to light the artificial visual aspect of the city by catching, with a simple glance, unintentional urban collages, while De Martino highlights and exalts the colors of nature with the artificial use of digital elaborations.
Giuliana Mariniello’s exhibit, “The Visible City,” was inspired by the imaginary cities of writer Italo Calvino. Through a vision, often ironic or surreal, using ads that appear on buses and trams, posters and billboards, the artist shows the unusual and surprising relationship between the real city of Rome and ephemeral advertising. Mariniello, who lives in Rome, is a researcher and English literature docent at the University of Naples “L’Orientale.”
Stefano Fontebasso De Martino lives and works in Rome. He graduated from the Art Institute, studied architecture in Rome, and began photographing in 1976. Using photography in all its possible applications, from 1993 until the present, his work developed into a new visual front using Polaroid transfer and digital photography.