‘Haunted Garden’ offers a wide-ranging look at emerging Italian painters trained mainly between Venice and Florence. Living in cities such as these, it is inevitable to be influenced by the rich historical and artistic heritage. I’m not only referring to the abundant museums, churches or monuments, but – more importantly – the mysterious nostalgia and sentimental longing that these cities embody. Streets, squares and social settings allude to stories never experienced or witnessed – both real and imaginary visions hide and settle within their walls. It is this air of mystery which informs the group of paintings on view, with each artist creating new paths and suggestions linked to a physical and at the same time invisible memory of place.
— Leonardo Devito, 2024