Catherine Edelman Gallery presents Francesco Pergolesi : Beware of the Dog
From Pompei to the present day, the relationship between man and the “canis lupus familiaris” has radically changed. Becoming useful to each other, men and dogs acquired a parallel evolution. The dog, once an indispensable companion for hunting, has become a faithful inseparable friend, passing from the kennel, into the courtyard, to the comfortable sofa in the living room. The photographic works in Cave Canem / Beware of the Dog are the result of a long creative process that connects the traditional genre painting with the places and dynamics of contemporary daily life. Dogs are the protagonists, appropriating the domestic spaces of their owners.
Francesco Pergolesi [b. 1975, Venice, Italy] creates photographic works inspired by the people and places from his past that are slowly disappearing. Whether working with people or their dogs, Pergolesi sees himself as a guardian of a vanishing world where people congregated to talk about their families and daily activities.
Francesco Pergolesi: Beware of the Dog
May 1 – July 30, 2023