The most impressive pieces here are the large knotted rugs hung along the north wall, in which international abstraction is used to convey nature. In one, underneath all the linear flourishes in wool, is a peacock (according to gallery director Carla St. Romain). These rugs are quite impressive, and the smaller ones are downright cheap. Also included are a number of weavings and paintings on paper by Gerardo Cosenza, a leading faculty member from the Istituto in Potenza.
This show is just the latest in a line of interesting presentations at Bayeux. The fact that the gallery specializes in an often orphaned medium -- artist-created textiles -- makes the experience that much more unconventional. But dont put off a trip to Bayeux for too many domanis; the show goes back to Italy on June 2.