What brings them together? A sample of two, necessarily implies having answered that question. We are given to see the works of two artists, but the work is – in this case – a two-handed conversation held for a long time: there is a dialogical scene in front of us, a composition.
They are brought together by a theme that, as the structure of the piece of music appears, is distorted and resurfaces between the progression of exercises, sketches, and finished works.
Cecchi and Noce paint time and space: they show us with a delicate and expert knowledge of what temporality is made of when it is inhabited.
For both artists, time is a central concern: the time that passes, but also the time it takes. And that distinction between temporality and climate has in the works a chromatic bond: the colors of summer, those of autumn, the day passing through the window and turning light on the floor of the workshop. The color, for Cecchi and Noce, is pure time turned matter.
Need I say something about childhood? I would like to suggest no. However, I need to express that, if something ends up doing “the common” between the two artists, that’s the children. The attentive look of the parents who draw them (lovingly trapping them in a “moment” – time again!) Reminds me of James Joyce’s brilliant answer to the old question why it is what we call childhood. And the poet says-as Cecchi and Noce tell us- “childhood is a set of epiphanies”.
Text: Daniela Gutierrez essayist, curator and teacher
The exhibition can be visited at Espacio Ftalo until May 3 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.