Alessandro Pessoli (born 1963 in Italy but now based in Los Angeles) presented his first West Coast solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Running from September 28, 2012 to February 10, 2013, the one-room showcase featured his drawings, vibrant paintings and sculptures.
His art characterizes the lack of traditional form, free-flowing creations of elongated parts and melting colors. Majolica serves as the material for his sculptures, a traditional resource for Northern Italian design, characteristic of its rich sheen and ability to welcome paint upon its surface. Pessoli would later make his creations from the town of Faenza, a capital city of ceramics in the art world, located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.