In her upcoming exhibition, “Calce”, Alessandra D’Agnolo utilizes a number of natural raw pigments to make her monotypes work that transcend the boundaries between drawing, photography, painting and lithography. Hers are indeed mixed media works that become whole with a graceful elegance whose materiality is but one element of the picture.

The photographs of ash-covered figures from Pompeii are caressed with iron oxides gold leaf and other colors to create images at once painterly and iconic.

Using natural pigments from Italy, Alessandra D’Agnolo dialogues with the materiality of her homeland and the timeless of mortality.