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Opening Reception for Fulvio Massi’s “On the Wall” at Quogue Library Gallery
September 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Born in Trieste, Italy, Fulvio Massi moved at an early age to Milan, where he completed his degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan. A graphic designer as well as a painter, he moved in 2000 to the U.S. and has lived and worked in Bridgehampton since 2007.
“My paintings proceed from sensations,” the artist says. “They have various entrances and exits, multiple centers and orientations. Different scales of spatial grids simultaneously co-exist. As the painting process develops, fragments of these diagrams that were buried and often concealed, forgotten under layers of paint, sometimes reemerge by removing and scraping the painted surface. Grafted on these traces are present markers of all kinds, singular figurative and abstract elements assembled in unanticipated arrangements.”
Mr. Massi thinks of his painting as “a stratification of events, a representation of time, an accumulation of different temporalities characterized by swift accelerations, sudden arrest and abrupt discontinuities evoking the ebb and flow of life.” He has exhibited extensively on the East End, including at Kathryn Markel, the Parrish Art Museum, Silas Marder Gallery, Southampton Cultural Center, Spanierman Gallery and Ashawagh Hall.
This exhibition will feature a selection of Mr. Massi’s work from the last three years, executed in acrylic, pastel, graphite and paper on canvas. Art Gallery Committee members Lulie Morrisey and Christy Murray are chairs of this show, which will be on display from September 1 to 28.