Chiara Dynys. Look Afar

12 Dec 2016 — 12 Mar 2017 at the M77 in Milan, Italy

15 FEBRUARY 2017
Chiara Dynys. Look Afar, exhibition view. Courtesy of M77 Gallery
Chiara Dynys. Look Afar, exhibition view. Courtesy of M77 Gallery

On Monday December 12 M77 Gallery presents a preview of Look Afar, a new exhibition project by Italian artist Chiara Dynys. The exhibition takes up all the spaces of Galleria M77 and it represents a new corpus of works, made using a range of media. It is the result of a long research study by the artist.

Look Afar is the result of a physical and mental voyage in Swedish Lapland, performed by the artist last winter. For days, weeks, months, Chiara Dynys endured long vigils of observation during which she documented the natural phenomena that hallmark this magical land, and that fill the metaphysical sidereal landscape with unparalleled illumination, the Northern Lights, recorded in a period of particular intensity.

The results of these observations take the form of thousands of images, segments of a “fantastic power” capable of forging a link between man’s microcosm and the universal macrocosm, inducing observers to gaze into the distance: Look Afar, as in the exhibition’s title.