LOCAL ARTIST SHOWS RECENT ABSTRACT ARTWORK
WHAT: Recent abstract paintings by New Jersey based artist, Joseph Russo.
"The artwork that makes up my series Distorted Perceptions is an attempt to explore the relationships between various color harmonies and surface textures. I also use it as an opportunity to develop my own unique artistic voice. I have no interest in using my art to represent imagery or direct aspects from the real world. This may not be the popular view, but to me, art speak gibberish is art's own worst enemy. The object is always there, and it should be discussed directly. Rather than carefully stepping around the object and thinking about what it might be, I focus on what it is. For inspiration, I look at concepts like Ordered Complexity and Emergence, where things build up from a simple base structure by following a set of predetermined rules, and self-organize as they go. I translate this into painting by building off of the random, using a predetermined technique and range of colors."
WHO : Joseph Russo
WHEN : Show runs Febuary 8, 2019 to March 3, 2019
Opening Reception is Febuary 8, 6-9 pm
WHERE : Twenty-Two Gallery
236 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
About Twenty-Two Gallery:
Since 2003, Twenty-Two Gallery has been showing local emerging and established artist's work. The gallery represents 22 artists that work in many mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, various printing processes as well as mixed media. This bright space with great light, nestled in Philadelphia's premier neighborhood Rittenhouse Square, has art openings monthly on the "Second Friday" of each
month. These openings include an artist's reception from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Owned by Shawn Murray, the gallery is also the permanent home of the Bruce Murray Collection of original photography depicting vintage baseball images and Americana from the early 20th century.
For more information: www.22gallery.com