I have some new works available at the Michael LaConte Gallery in Chicago. They include a couple of still life paintings and plein air landscape sketches. To learn more follow the link here.
The Michael LaConte Gallery is wonderful, cultivated venue for contemporary art in Chicago. He is my representative in the midwest and deals regularly with national and international clients. A portion of my works are available to review online via the respected dealer website: 1st Dibs. The link can be found here.
For those in the Chicagoland area the gallery is open via appointment and located at 1819 West Grand Avenue, Chicago 60622. The phone number is 773 865 4788.
My three large landscapes were delayed my Italian bureaucracy and will unfortunately arrive Monday.
The show looks great. Please come down and see the paintings in person. It is a pretty comprehensive show that covers a lot of my work from 2000 until the present. I will even be showing my angel painting:
I have recently become an artist member of the Oak Park Art League. It is an honor be selected. This historic association has a rich history that can be found here. The league is hosting an Artist Member Exhibit that opens May 10th, 7-9pm at the league. More info about the show can be found here. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop by.
The still life painting and watercolor below will be in the show.
This painting was included as well in the show:
I have 5 paintings in the ASTA annual show at the Open Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. The show opens tomorrow October 8th and the opening reception on the 11th. It closes November 10th. Please stop by if you are in the area. More information about the show and gallery can be found here. The above painting is titled Allegory: Persephone. I already did a post about it here.
There is an underlying irony with Mandolin Player. It comments upon appearance and reality. The young man is not actually holding the instrument properly. The crack in the body next to the neck also renders the mandolin inoperative. The latin phrase written on the frame explains the idea: “Imago Virtutis Simulacrum Veristatis” Roughly translated it means: appearance is more appreciated than the truth. The fact that paintings are all silent adds to the irony as well.
Mattia was a painter/film directer that I met in Florence. More about this work is explained in another post that you can find here.
This is not the first show for the Apulian Girl She has participated in a group show at the Vose Gallery in Boston and Laumeister Fine Art Competition at the Bennington in Vermont. The title refers an region of Italy: Puglia. The girl, Elisa, was from the city of Lecce.
The Italian fruit in this painting are persimmons. I talk about this work in another post that can be found here.
To learn more about the ASTA, please visit their site here.