Luigi Ontani
at Sperone Westwater, 142 Greene St. March 29 - April 29
Ceramics (real gold!) commissioned by the artist, and manufactured by the finest Italian craftsman. The titles tell the story: Wewha, 1996 - Self-portrait as Wewha, a famous American Indian mystical healer/possible hermaphrodite; LeonarDio, 1994 - Self-portrait as Leonardo da Vinci. Dio is Italian for God, Leo is Italian for Lion; The pantheon of heroes includes Pontius Pilate, Gertrude Stein, Nietzsche, Jackson Pollock...