Et al. etc. presents
The Last Supper
March 1 - April 6, 2019
Mission, San Francisco
Mattea Perotta’s The Last Supper wavers between personal and shared experiences. Seven paintings refer to specific dinners that took place in different places, Dakar, Napoli, Istanbul, Marrakech, Narbonne Plage, Lisboa, and London. They are all personal experiences, inscribed only in Perrotta’s mind and the tables that nurtured her. They are presented here, the way the word table represents itself, as an idea of the thing we all understand. The tables in her paintings are not specified to reality, they become tableaux.
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Mattea Perrotta (b. 1989) is a Paris-based artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Perrotta has a BFA from UC Berkeley and studied at the Santa Reparta School of Art in Florence. Her paintings deal with the balance between masculinity and femininity, the unconscious, desire, and the female body. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at The Landing, Los Angeles; Lamb Arts, London; and MAMA Gallery in Madrid and Mexico City. She has appeared in group exhibitions in Istanbul, London, Melbourne, Lima, São Paolo, Mexico City, and Bogotá and attended residencies in Mallorca, London, Marrakech and Lisbon. Her recent textiles were influenced by her time living in Tahannaout, Morocco, she still frequents the city and it has had an immense impact on her paintings and practice.