“Coming Home”, an exhibition by the internationally renowned Italian artist and illustrator Elena Xausa, collects over 70 works summarizing her ten-year career. The exhibition, curated by Melania Gazzotti, is set up on the first floor of the Civic Gallery and is part of the rich calendar of events designed by the municipal administration of Bassano del Grappa to celebrate the conclusion of the long restoration that involved the Ponte Vecchio .
In ten years of activity carried out in the cities of Venice, Berlin, Milan and New York, Elena Xausa has lent her characters and her unmistakable style, made of essential shapes and full colors, to large companies, newspapers and magazines of the caliber of New Yorker, New York Times, New York Mag, Die Zeit, Monocle, Rolling Stone and many others. Whether it's translating a topical article or an advertising campaign into images, Xausa appropriates scenes from everyday life that she reinterprets with irony, often giving life to paradoxical combinations and situations. In his professional career, he draws on different sources, from fashion to design, from popular culture to contemporary art. The resulting language is characterized as strongly international, apparently simple but at the same time extremely refined.