Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is delighted to announce Francesca DiMattio's Wedgwood, an immersive installation comprising totemic caryatids, ceramic wall sconces and chandeliers, tabletop vases with tiled plinths, and artist-made furniture, all shown against a maximalist backdrop of flooring and wallpaper designed by the artist. In DiMattio's hands, domestic material behaves unexpectedly as contemporary utilitarian objects, such as pillows, running shorts, cleaning spray, footballs and scuba masks turn into elaborate ceramic sculptures, positioned in dialogue with those of historical significance.
Francesca DiMattio (b. 1981) studied at Cooper Union, New York, and Columbia University, New York. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Slip Tease, Kasmin Gallery, New York (2023); Ceramics in the Expanded Field, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2021-23); and Dialogues Across Disciplines, Wellin Museum of Art, New York, (2023). Previous solo exhibitions include Sèvres, Nina Johnson, Miami, FL (2022); Statues, Art Omi, Ghent, NY (2019-20); Caryatid, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2019); Francesca DiMattio: Housewares, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2014); and Francesca DiMattio: Banquet, ICA Boston, MA (2010-11). Collections include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, Glasgow; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Frances Young Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; and Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL, amongst others.