Artexpo Artist to Exhibit at Chashama 112 Gallery
“Beyond the Line:” Alex White Mazzarella & Giuseppe Andriani
January 14 – 31, 2010
Chashama 112 Gallery, NYC
From January 14-31, 2010, Artexpo New York 2010 exhibitor Alex White Mazzarella will be exhibiting his paintings at Chashama 112 Gallery, alongside the works of his renowned great grandfather, the Italian artist Giuseppe Andriani.
“Beyond the Line” exhibits the artists’ works from two different centuries and celebrates the artistic blood passed down between generations. Brooklyn-based Mazza will reveal paintings from his recent body of work, “Remixing Media to Remix Reality,” and will share the stage with a retrospective of his great grandfather Andriani.
Building upon today’s street art and the neo-expressionism of the 80’s, Mazza’s mixed media paintings are fun yet provocative commentaries and assertions on today’s age and culture. They are abstract, spontaneous explosions of color and line that engage the viewer. With mixed textures, photograph, paints and charcoal, Mazza creates imagery that communicates the life embedded in city walls and surfaces. Here’s one of his works, “Welcome to the Inside”:
Giuseppe Andriani, who was born in Lecce (Puglia) in 1864 and died in Florence in 1948, dedicated his entire life to art. Influenced by Antonio Piccini, a famous engraver of 1800 in Italy, his repertoire of drawings, acqueforti (etchings), punte secche (dry point etchings) oil paintings and watercolors depicted scenes of his everyday life and surroundings. His sketches of the original Florence bridges, which were destroyed during WWII, bring back to life Ponte alla Carraia, Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte alla Vittoria. Rome’s Fine Arts Academy, the Florence Society of Fine Arts and the International Black and White Expo have all honored Andriani’s work.
“Beyond the Line” is curated by Taiwanese- and New York-based curator NuNu Hung. If you live in or near NYC, I encourage you to attend!
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Gallery Location: 112 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
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