Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to present Homage to Sassetta, an exhibition of new works by Paolo Serra. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 10 and will be on view through October 23. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Against the backdrop of a world that consumes and accesses information at increasingly breakneck speeds, Paolo Serra invites viewers to take pause, insisting upon the value of slow, prolonged looking. A master of painting techniques from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, the artist takes great care in the laborious preparation of his paints, pigments and glazes, accentuating the performative aspect of painting. It is with a fully modernist sensibility that Serra takes materials frequently associated with lavishness and excess, and imbues it with quiet, minimalist restraint.