Alessandro Gallo: Monologues is on view at Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis
May 20 – June 18, 2022
Duane Reed Gallery announces the return of Alessandro Gallo and presents the largest collection of his work to date.
Gallo’s sculptures blend together human and faunal anatomy to portray current events, ranging from political headlines to linguistic tics. Each animal is selected for its social connotations or idiomatic expressions, projecting a stereotype on its human counterpart and the implications and values projected onto social subcultures.
The artist’s distinguished career has included residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Northern Clay Center, the Virginia A Groot Foundation Grant Prize, and presentation as Demonstrating Artist at the NCECA Conference.
“Animals carry strong associations that make them ideal in portraying, sometimes humorously, our basic disposition or nature. Some animals have a long cultural history while others display biological features that can be extended metaphorically to humans, which is why they’ve been used to embody intangible values and vices across all ages and cultures in numberless stories and myths. Donkeys are stubborn, eagles are noble, pigs are greedy. Every language has numberless connections between animals and abstract states.”
Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108