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ANGELO FILOMENO

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February 11 – March 11, 2006

 Chandelier, 2004, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with onyx and crystal, lacquered wood frame

Chandelier, 2004

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with onyx and crystal, lacquered wood frame

60 x 60 inches  152.4 x 152.4

 Spear , 2004, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

Spear , 2004

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

60 x 60 inches  152.4 x 152.4 cm

 Incendiary Lovers, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals

Incendiary Lovers, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals

116 x 80 inches  294.6 x 203.2 cm

 Guilty , 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals

Guilty , 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals

116 x 80 inches  294.6 x 203.2

 Ferocious Beasts (Female and Male), 2005, 	Embroidery on gold lame' stretched over linen with crystals and diamonds in gold settings with hand carved gilded frames

Ferocious Beasts (Female and Male), 2005

Embroidery on gold lame' stretched over linen with crystals and diamonds in gold settings with hand carved gilded frames

Diptych, each panel: 28 x 23 inches  71 x 58.4 cm

 Hysteria, 2002 - 2005, 	Hand sewn garnet, crystal and glass beads on stuffed silk shantung, glass drops, mixed media insect, stainless steel table

Hysteria, 2002 - 2005

Hand sewn garnet, crystal and glass beads on stuffed silk shantung, glass drops, mixed media insect, stainless steel table

Horn: 7 x 14 x 7 inches  17.8 x 35.6 x 17.8

Stainless steel table: 38 x 21 x 21 inches

 Last Scavengers, Giraffe, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

Last Scavengers, Giraffe, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

107 x 58 1/2 inches  271.8 x 148.6 cm

 The Grand Circus: Meteorite, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

The Grand Circus: Meteorite, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

98 x 53 inches  248.9 x 134.6

 Last Scavengers, Miraculous Potion, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals and amethyst, laquered wood frame

Last Scavengers, Miraculous Potion, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals and amethyst, laquered wood frame

107 x 57 1/2 inches  271 x 146.1 cm

 The Grand Circus: Death of Hysterical Vanity, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals and quartz, lacquered wood frame

The Grand Circus: Death of Hysterical Vanity, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals and quartz, lacquered wood frame

98 x 53 inches  248.9 x 134.6 cm

 The Grand Circus: Death of Schizophrenic Lover, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals and quartz, lacquered wood frame

The Grand Circus: Death of Schizophrenic Lover, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals and quartz, lacquered wood frame

98 x 53 inches  248.9 x 134.6 cm

 The Grand Circus: Death of Presumptuous Philosopher, 2005, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

The Grand Circus: Death of Presumptuous Philosopher, 2005

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, lacquered wood frame

98 x 53 inches  248.9 x 134.6 cm

 Coat of Arms with a Skull (after Albrecht Durer engraving), 2006, 	Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, hematite and stainless steel

Coat of Arms with a Skull (after Albrecht Durer engraving), 2006

Embroidery on silk shantung stretched over linen with crystals, hematite and stainless steel

121 x 80 inches  307.3 x 203.2 cm

 Paracelsus Pissing, 2006, 	22 Karat gold leaf on human skull, wrought iron candelabra with crystals, citrines, and topaz, mounted on mirrored wall, wax candles

Paracelsus Pissing, 2006

22 Karat gold leaf on human skull, wrought iron candelabra with crystals, citrines, and topaz, mounted on mirrored wall, wax candles

Dimensions variable

Candelabra: 82 x 18 x 10 inches  208.3 x 45.7 x 25.4 cm

 As the Lilies Among Thorns, So We Fall Like Love #1, 2006, 	Embroidery on reinforced silk shantung lame' with crystals, quartz, hematite, silver leafed feathers, silk velvet and stainless steel

As the Lilies Among Thorns, So We Fall Like Love #1, 2006

Embroidery on reinforced silk shantung lame' with crystals, quartz, hematite, silver leafed feathers, silk velvet and stainless steel

76 x 40 x 64 inches  193 x 101.6 x 162.6 cm

 As the Lilies Among Thorns, So We Fall Like Love #2, 2006, 	Embroidery on reinforced silk shantung lame' with crystals, quartz, hematite, mother of pearl, silver leafed feathers, silk velvet and stainless steel

As the Lilies Among Thorns, So We Fall Like Love #2, 2006

Embroidery on reinforced silk shantung lame' with crystals, quartz, hematite, mother of pearl, silver leafed feathers, silk velvet and stainless steel

76 x 40 x 64 inches  193 x 101.6 x 162.6 cm

 As the Lilies Among Thorns, So We Fall Like Love #3, 2006, 	Embroidery on reinforced silk shantung lame' with crystals, quartz, hematite, garnet, silver leafed feathers, silk velvet and stainless steel

As the Lilies Among Thorns, So We Fall Like Love #3, 2006

Embroidery on reinforced silk shantung lame' with crystals, quartz, hematite, garnet, silver leafed feathers, silk velvet and stainless steel

76 x 40 x 64 inches  193 x 101.6 x 162.6 cm

 Sweat of Poisoned Lover, 2006, 	Taxidermied rooster, hand-blown glass, crystals & garnets, frozen and mixed media insects on stainless steel table

Sweat of Poisoned Lover, 2006

Taxidermied rooster, hand-blown glass, crystals & garnets, frozen and mixed media insects on stainless steel table

Dimensions variable

Stainless steel table: 38 x 21 x 21 inches  96.5 x 53.3 x 53.3 cm

 Casa di lacrime (House of Tears), 2006, 	Taxidermied albino peacock, crystals, quartz, stuffed silk shantung, hand-blown glass, frozen and mixed media insects on stainless steel table

Casa di lacrime (House of Tears), 2006

Taxidermied albino peacock, crystals, quartz, stuffed silk shantung, hand-blown glass, frozen and mixed media insects on stainless steel table

Dimensions variable

Stainless steel table: 29 1/2 x 56 x 56 inches  74.9 x 142.2 x 142.2 cm

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Angelo Filomeno. This will be Filomeno's third solo show in New York, and his first with Marianne Boesky Gallery.
The exhibition consists of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional embroidered works on silk shantung. Filomeno's lavish scenes and organic forms are painstakingly 'painted' with a sewing machine and hoop onto the fabric, which is then stretched over linen. Filomeno details these narrative scenes with an appliquéd spray of crystals and semi-precious gemstones, flaunting both his fantastical conceptions and his astonishing craftsmanship.
It is through Filomeno's elaborate motifs and rich use of symbolism that a parable of both life and death is created. Roosters and peacocks vomit dazzling brocades of crystals, while spiraling flora and butterflies are juxtaposed with crawling roaches and grimacing skulls.
The theories behind Jung's collective unconscious contribute to the subtext in Filomeno's work - the idea that pre-existent self-generating 'forces of nature' influence the human condition on a subconscious level. Influences from Nabokov to Dürer can also be found in Filomeno's elaborate symbols and compositions.
Filomeno was born in Ostuni, Italy and has been sewing since the age of seven as an apprentice to a local tailor. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, Italy where he received a degree in painting and went on to Milan to work in the design studios of major fashion houses. Since 1992, he has been living and working in New York City.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Our hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For further information or images, please call 212-680-9889 or contact info@marianneboeskygallery.com.