Caterina Tognon is happy to announce her participation in
a city-wide exhibition
curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
September 1-4, 2022
ITALICS is the first consortium in Italy to bring together over sixty of the most authoritative galleries of ancient, modern and contemporary art throughout Italy. From Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 September 2022 in Monopoli (Bari), it is presenting the second edition of the city-wide exhibition “Panorama”, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, recently appointed as Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms of Art Basel.
“Panorama”, the special story that ITALICS dedicates periodically to some of the most extraordinary places in the Italian landscape, launched its first edition last year on the wonderful island of Procida, offering a new itinerary of ancient and contemporary art and architecture, accompanied by a schedule of informative side events, performances and special projects open to the public.
For this special occasion we are delighted to present the artists: Richard Marquis & Johanna Nitzke Marquis
Richard Marquis (1945, AZ, USA) moved to Berkeley University (CA) in 1963, where he studied Applied Arts with Voulkos, Melchert, Nagle, Hudson, Rossbach and Lipofsky, "to learn everything about everything". From 1964 to 1968 he participated in all the avant-garde movements of the American West Cost. In 1969 he won the Fulbright-Hays scholarship, he went to Venice and worked at Venini in Murano. Upon returning home, with his blown filigree and murrine works as - and better than - in Murano, he will become the leading artist of the American Studio Glass artistic movement.
Johanna Nitzke (1947, WI, USA) experienced the tumultuous 1960s at Madison University and then she graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, (WA). From 1975 to 1980 she was director of the visual arts program for the Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, (WA) and subsequently between 1981 and 1986 she became gallery director at the Foster / White Gallery, Seattle, (WA) and in Seattle she met Dick Marquis.
They married in 1987 and moved to Whidbey Island in the Gulf of Seattle. Here they built, literally with their own hands, their house, studies, the furnace where Dick blows his works and a vegetable garden, became famous thanks to Johanna's skill that makes the family totally autonomous in their food sustenance.