at the Kathy Barnard Studio & Locust Street Gallery
I presented a series of works dating from 2008 to 2014, documenting the development of my figurative sculpture, primarily in residencies at Byrdcliff Woodstock Guild, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and was Visiting Artist at Kansas State University.
A huge thank you to Kathy Barnard for providing the venue and her support during the show!!
SCULPTOR, PAINTER, CERAMICIST
My sculptures seek to represent as archetypal the critical behaviors of contemporary man and their environmental consequences, creating a series of figures emblematic of contemporary life. The statues express the condensation of a visual language contaminated by surrealist solutions, pop proliferations, and archaic symbolism in the ordered/harmonic structure of ancient sculptures. I carry the aesthetic ‘baggage’ of the Italian art tradition that requires values of equilibrium and harmony which I negate to then reaffirm with new compositional inventions. What I find seductive about ceramics is that, while expressing modern concepts, I can maintain contact with the technique’s archaic roots, amalgamating historical memory and the present.