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"Carl Palazzolo: Dopo Firenze"
1999-11-05 until 1999-11-20
Rebecca Ibel Gallery
USA United States of America
Rebecca Ibel Gallery is pleased to announce Dopo Firenze, an exhibition of
new paintings by Carl Palazzolo. Dopo Firenze (after Florence) is a group
of small-scale works which demonstrate the artistís unique approach to
painting. Palazzolo uses recognizable imagery in an abstract context,
placing no more or less importance on any one object. Rather, the subject of
his work is painting itself, and the ways in which the works evoke notions of
memory, dreams and desires.
An extremely deft painter, Palazzolo almost obsessively reworks a collection
of images, some from everyday objects such as fruit, Polaroids or body parts,
and others from paintings including The Daughters of Edward D. Boit by John
Singer Sargent. He integrates these elements into the composition along with
an abstract vocabulary, at times obscuring the object with a stroke of the
brush or a grid of dots. He manipulates the paint in a trompe l eoil manner,
fooling the eye to see a Polaroid which one believes to be taped to the
picture, but in fact is painted on, teasing the viewer into believing a
visible reminder, triggering familiar thoughts.
Carl Palazzolo has been exhibiting with the gallery for the past five years,
and this is his second solo show. Since earning degrees in Fine Arts from
Tufts and the Boston Museum School, Palazzolo has exhibited extensively with
recent shows in New York, Boston and Maine. Originally from Connecticut,
Palazzolo lives and works in Maine.