The Midas Touch features new acrylic/mixed media paintings on canvas
with highlights of gold by Gerard Di Falco, and his spiritually inspired miniatures
of found objects (which he calls relics) on dazzling gold canvas. These works
reflect a dramatic change from Di Falco's biting social commentaries on human
interaction to works expressing the inner being in relationship to the beauty
of creation on earth and beyond.
DiFalco won this year’s prestigious Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in
Painting, and was awarded the highest monetary amount by the internationally
renowned foundation. This award was established from the estates of American
painters, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. In the past, DiFalco’s other
accolades have included a Visual Arts Fellowship Award in Painting from The
Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts and the Rutgers University Award in
Creative Writing for Poetry.
Recent solo exhibitions in Philadelphia include a "Thirteen Year
Retrospective of Paintings" at the University of Pennsylvania (2001) and
DaVinci Art Alliance (2000). Other solo exhibits in Philadelphia include:
Creative Artist Network, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, The Painted Bride,
and Show of Hands Gallery. He has also shown his work at Figueroa, Madrid,
Spain and Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
Recent group exhibits include: Free Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland (2002),
The Philadelphia Foundation (2001), Philadelphia Cathedral, Highwire Gallery
and The Cosmopolitan Club (all in 2000) and Borowsky Gallery in 1999.
Di Falco's works are represented in numerous private and public
collections in: Amsterdam, Holland; Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Toronto,
Canada; San Francisco, CA; New York City, Miami Beach + South Beach,
Washington, D.C., and throughout the Philadelphia area.
The Gallery, celebrating its tenth year of operation, is located right in
the heart of Philadelphia’s Antique Row at 1006 Pine Street. Hours are
Monday through Friday, 11:30 A.M. to 6:00 PM. Saturdays and Sundays, from
Noon to 5:00 P.M. For more information call, 215-592-4010.
View more of his works on Di Falco's Premiere Portfolio
Gerard Di Falco
The Bishops Miter
36 inches x 48 inches