In Esercizi del vedere, animals, children, poets, peasants and lonely people march framed like portraits in a gallery. Attentive observers capable of shedding light on links and connections, of placing life in the company of other lives. Drawing and writing have to do with seeing,' says the character of a story. Closely linked by the shared pleasure of observing, each character speaks of a sudden and different way of seeing: through images and words. There is a fascinating glance at little things, there is an appeal to life, there is the awareness that existence gathers up everything it encounters and drags it along, just like a river. Esercizi del vedere collects drawings sketched with a thread as thin as words.
Meri Gorni, an artist, lives and works in Paderno Dugnano. She studied Philosophy at the Università Statale di Milano. Meri Gorni writes and draws. When she writes she deals with painting and images. In her drawings, photographs, installations, videos, there is always a word, a sentence, a concept related to reading and writing because drawing and writing for her have the same root. She has been building a visual vocabulary for more than twenty years, where every word corresponds to a video. Her books are present in the Martano Collection at the J. Watson Library, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and in the Della Grazia Collection at the Mart in Rovereto. She has exhibited at galleries and museums in Italy and abroad.