March 31 – June 25, 2022
Mignoni is pleased to present Cy Twombly | Barry X Ball: A History of Painting and Sculpture. In collaboration with McCABE FINE ART, this exhibition explores how both American artists’ works were heavily influenced by their lifelong inspiration with the rich cultural heritage and history of Italy. The exhibition includes 4 paintings and works on paper by Cy Twombly alongside sculptures executed in different stones by Barry X Ball.
Born in Lexington, Virginia, Cy Twombly first traveled to Italy in 1953 and returned to the country in 1957, marrying and settling there. The Italian landscape, its culture, history and the ever-present nature of the past (both historic and mythological) immediately became a lifelong source of inspiration for him . The American painter, sculptor, and photographer is known for his large-scale, gestural, and abstract works. Often hailed as one of the most important artists of the post-war era, Twombly forged a distinct artistic idiom, infusing his painterly language with sources from antiquity, art history, classicism, and literature.
Barry X Ball born in 1955, Pasadena, CA is a contemporary sculptor based in New York. His work has been widely shown internationally over the last 35 years and is represented in many public and private collections. A major survey exhibition of Ball’s figurative stone sculptures was staged at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in 2020. The artist’s Medardo Rosso Project debuted at Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art (Venice) during the 2019 Venice Biennale. A retrospective exhibition of Ball’s work was presented at the Villa Panza in Varese, Italy in 2018. Ball’s monumental Pietà and Pseudogroup of Giuseppe Panza were shown concurrently at the Castello Sforzesco Museum of Ancient Art in Milano.