Pictures at an Exhibition

Jamian Juliano-Villani at Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Jamian Juliano-Villani, Corridor of Affection, 2017, acrylic on canvas. ALESSANDRO ZAMBIANCHI/COURTESY MASSIMO DE CARLO, MILAN/LONDON/HONG KONG

Jamian Juliano-Villani, Corridor of Affection, 2017, acrylic on canvas.

ALESSANDRO ZAMBIANCHI/COURTESY MASSIMO DE CARLO, MILAN/LONDON/HONG KONG

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “Jamian Juliano-Villani: Sincerely, Tony” is on view at Massimo De Carlo’s Milan-Ventura gallery in Milan, Italy through Saturday, April 29. The solo exhibition presents six paintings and a site-specific installation. One of the paintings, Corridor of Affection, includes a depiction of Torey Thorton’s Painting (2017), currently on view in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Here’s a mysterious note, signed by the “Tony” in the exhibition’s title, included in a press release:

Dear Massimo,

I’m gonna come off sounding like a bitch; not my intention. It’s not about money or any of that shit, but more about the gesture. Once again, not trying to sound like a bitch, but I feel I’m always the one to pay the bill, and maybe it’s the New Jersey Italian in me, haha, but it makes me feel like, slightly, I’m being taken advantage of.

And you know my move, I say I’m going to the bathroom but I slip the server my debit card, next time, beat my ass to the punch- be like, a FUCKING man!!!! Just a heads up for next time. It’s unattractive to me and if you can’t afford it, it’s cool; just suggest something you can afford like “hey, let’s go get some pizza, my treat.” Anyway, it’s no big deal but it’s been bothering me and I’ve been wanting to say something. Talk soon?

Sincerely,
Tony

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