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We would like to thank the artist for the time and effort she has dedicated to this project. Our thanks also go to Valentina Bonomo for her ongoing partnership, making the Torre Bonomo available for projects, and to the Veschini family at La Gioconda for their scrupulous work and advice. Finally we would like to thank Philip Coulter for his efforts in the production process.
Allison Katz (b. Montreal, Canada, 1980), lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Muse with a short fuse, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2019), Period, Gió Marconi, Milan (2018), and Diary w/o Dates, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston (2018), among others. Upcoming and recent group exhibitions include Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery Touring (2019–2020), Paint, also known as Blood, Museum of Modern Art in War- saw (2019), Artists I Steal From, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London (2019), Nightfall, Mendes Wood, Brussels (2018), and Splendor Solis, The Approach, London (2018).
Since 1963 the La Gioconda factory has been making handcrafted artistic ceramics. It is situated in Deruta, a small town in the heart of Umbria which has a tradition of maiolica dating back to the 13th century. They have produced table set editions with Sol LeWitt since 1984 and have also made limited editions with Alighiero Boetti, Marco Tirelli and Piero Raspi. They have also manufactured vases and decorative plates designed by Tristano di Robilant. Under permission of the French Ministry of Education the company has also reproduced water colours by Raoul Dufy on majolica.
The Torre Bonomo is a medieval tower in the heart of Spoleto which was used by the distinguished galler- ist Marilena Bonomo (1928-2014) for residencies and exhibitions from the 1970s to the 1990s and is now an important part of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios program. In the early 1970s, Sol LeWitt was the Torre’s first resident: using it as a studio he made a seminal group of wall drawings on its kitchen walls, which continue to offer a unique insight into his production. Other artists who have exhibited in the Torre include Jannis Kounellis, Nunzio and Richard Tuttle.