Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles
October 27- December 22, 2018

Full Press Release here.


Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to present Fumogeno (translated from Italian, fumogeno is a smoke producing substance) — an exhibition of new work by Bronx based artist, Rosemarie Fiore. The exhibition marks the artist’s third solo presentation with the gallery.
Rosemarie Fiore’s unique paintings and drawings are made using the Surrealist invented painting technique of fumage - the act of using smoke for mark-making effects. Fiore’s process of fumage relies upon fabricated tools that allow her to harness the explosion of live fireworks in order to apply the pigmented smoke directly on the surface of paper. Her execution is as much about mark-making as it is about performance. The effect is a unique and vividly-colored surface that exists in a space between chaos and control revealing the dynamic dialog that is present between the two realms.
The works in this exhibition were influenced by Fiore’s recent experience at the Akrai Residency in Sicily. During her residency, she experienced the Sicilian pyrotechnic and confetti festival of La Sciuta di San Sebastiano. In response to her experience, Fiore incorporated confetti during the smoke painting process to many works in Fumogeno. The addition of confetti created a speckled, complex multi-color cloud-like areas that help to create larger unified areas in the work.

Fumogeno, Von Lintel Gallery, LA