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Intimate and solitary, Marisa Merz’s work suggests the presence of secrets that are difficult to translate into words. Her works, often untitled, initially emerged in the late 1960s from the domestic sphere, maintaining a quality of that which is handmade and delicate. The artist uses traditional knitting needles to manipulate nylon or copper threads, composing grids that capture portions of space and the magic of light and shadow that only a direct encounter with the work can reveal. In other cases, sheets of aluminum are cut and sewn according to a process that enables the material to express its organic dynamism. [...]
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