Riccardo D’Avola-Corte‘s You will never understand what your caresses leave on me… solo exhibition was organised offsite by Final Hot Desert at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, running July 14 to August 20.
Set against the densely packed pan of the Great Salt Lake, carcass-like forms made from both organic and synthetic matter starkly contrasted with the landscape, raising the tenuous relationship between humans and nature with a sense of anthropocene gloom. As the press release evocatively notes:
“Humankind prays for Mother Nature’s affection as they suck the blood from her neck. She shakes their foundations and drowns their cities as she holds them in her gentle arms.”**