Like the dust silhouettes of vanished pictures and furnishings that remain long after the last tenant has moved out, Claudio Parmiggiani’s work tells of presence via absence. Parmiggiani uses soot and smoke to coax dreamy forms and figures out of walls and boards. At Bortolami a monochromatic wall of Morandi-like objects recall the Italian artist’s neo-classical historical heritage. Once phlegmatic and poetic, the work speaks of the testimony of an erstwhile existence and the unnerving capacity of memory born from subtraction. At Bortolami through February 24.