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“One Trick Pony” Solo Show by Francesca Facciola at Carl Kostyál Gallery, London

October 14, 2021
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Francesca Facciola at Carl Kostyál Gallery, 12a Savile Row, W1 London. Facciola’s debut solo show in London will open on Thursday October 28th and will run until November 27th. Preview: Thursday October 28, 6-8 pm.

The exhibition is comprised of four oil on canvas paintings and three mixed media installation pieces. I have attached the exhibition poster and studio images of the works – we will have hi-res installation and single works images by Wednesday October 27th.

New York-based Francesca Facciola (b. 1994, Staten Island, NY) creates dreamy compositions that knit together psychedelic themes, sense of humour and an obsessive attention to detail. Her quasi-surrealist technique blends a vivid colour palette and apparently incompatible visual vocabularies into a single composition.

“My paintings can be really personal. They are my memories, and we are all built on memories. So I try and make these paintings, of these stories, in a way that a mind might create a dream. I think everyone at one point has shared a dream with someone else. I like to think of my paintings as that: me sharing my fabricated memory story with the viewer in hopes that they form a connection with it.” Francesca Facciola, Lodown Magazine, 2020.

“Music, culture and art is escapism, and Facciola is mixing all these elements in this gigantic blender set in her
subconscious mind. The resulting oil paintings might hit you as being weird and loose and lighthearted and spiced
with more than just a pinch of quirky humor, but make no mistake; they are executed with obsessive attention to
detail by an artist who’s perfectly aware of what she’s doing.” Lodown Magazine, 2020

Francesca Facciola lives and works in New York. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Her work has been included in several group exhibitions including ‘Women in Paris’, Galerie Hussenot, Paris (2021); Neue Sachlichkeit; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2021); ‘10’ PM/AM, London; ‘ ‘Stockholm Sessions’, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm (2021); Indefinite Present’, YK2 Group, New York (2021); Future Gallery, Berlin (2020); Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York (2020); Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York (2020); Paddle Court Gallery, New York (2019); Art + Method, New York; and Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, among others. She had a solo show at Hesse Flatow Gallery, New York in 2020.

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