Curated by Guido Bartorelli
The new solo show Women and Children by the Canadian group the Royal Art Lodge presents almost two hundred small paintings, each only a few centimetres across. They are painted using a language which brings to mind old comic books and illustrations. In the variety of subjects the theme of dreamy and melancholic wandering emerges in the mind. It continuously recurs, like a bad headache, about two types of human beings- as stated in the title. These are two nebulas of the psyche, as complex and fragile as ever, particularly sensitive to violation, fleeting depositories of a personal secret. They are the lead characters and occupy the centre of the minute scene, accompanied by some immaterial apparition pouring out of the stream of consciousness together with fears and sadness. The show is curated by Guido Bartorelli.