05 May The Void that Holds Pebbles and Starts in Their Place
From May 5–June 24, 2007 BCB ART presents The Void that Holds Pebbles and Starts in Their Place
new minipaintings by Lucio Pozzi
The minipaintings are a series of small site specific paintings- focusing on color and texture which are strategically placed throughout the gallery. Often not larger then a hand, the minipaintings are 3 dimensional and interact with the architecture of their surroundings. Pozzi has stated that “this is not a painting on a wall but a wall activated by a painting”.
Pozzi was born in Milan, Italy in 1935, and came to the Untied States in 1962 as a guest of Henry Kissinger’s Harvard International Summer Seminar, eventually taking up residence in New York. Describing himself as “a painter who pursues painterly concerns in other media as well”- he has also worked in performance, video and photo collage. Currently here is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, in New York.
His work has been shown at The Museum of Modern Art, the DIA center for the Arts, PS 1, the Venice Biennale, Documenta 6 in Kassel, and at the Leo Castelli, Holly Solomon, John Weber and Paula Cooper galleries in New York. He is represented in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Conte Panza de Biumo, Varese, Italy, and others.
Also on display will be a group exhibition of gallery artists — including work by Mark Briscoe, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Hamilton, Scott Reynolds, Eric Rhein, Joan Waltemath, Jeffrey Wasserman and others.
An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday May 5th from 6-8 pm.