City of Walls, City of People, 2006-07

Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, 2007

Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy, 2006

‘City of Walls, City of People’ is an international exchange between students and professors, Lewis Baltz at the “Instituto Universitario di Architettura, Design e Arti (IUAV) Venice, Italy and Mariella Poli at California College of The Arts, San Francisco.

This group of young artists have explored and addressed the urban experience in ways that examine personal, cultural, social identities within their respective settings. Each artist established physical or imaginary parameters within the city and explored and developed a body of work based on their interests and experiences in that area. Although the work is individual in concept and approach the group has collectively presented their ideas as a visual fabric reflecting urban life.

Mariella Poli