Parkwood Gallery exhibit showcases youthful energyWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Parkwood Gallery will sponsor the opening reception for its new exhibition, which features the artwork of Adam Russell, Joseph Ciaccio and Zachary Orcutt, from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. The exhibit will run through June 30.
Adam Russell’s works combine figurative imagery and symbolism with layered elements of collage and graffiti to narrate the energy of their subjects. His large and colorful works blend symbolic and natural imagery to represent his perspective on personal relationships. Russell attended the Columbus School of Art and Design and is a recent graduate of BGSU with a BFA in two-dimensional studies.
In this exhibition, he deals with issues such as feminine energy, finding one’s center in modern society and exactly what all of that means in terms of our own internal perception.
Ciaccio is exhibiting a series of paintings that explore interpersonal relationships and visually imply an emotional dialogue between his subjects. These works illustrate the tension and angst felt in difficult moments that are experienced as a result of a disappointment or the exposure of a secret. Ciaccio is also a recent graduate of BGSU with a BFA in two-dimensional studies.
Ciaccio offers an external view into the world that Russell’s work presents.
Orcutt will exhibit a number of sculptural works under his alter ego Zorcutt. His works are constructed of items discarded by society. These items range from exhaust manifolds to discarded exercise equipment. His works are full of imagination and humor. He holds a MFA in sculpture from BGSU and a BFA from Syracuse University.
Orcutt’s work provides a look into our environment, global politics and modern invention.
These diverse artists bring a look into the future of the Toledo art scene and the direction of the Arts Commission.
”I really like the youthful energy these artists bring to their work; it offers a real juxtaposition to our last exhibit,” said Marc D. Folk, Arts Commission executive director.
All items on exhibit will be available for sale. Four additional exhibitions in the Parkwood Gallery throughout 2006 will feature other local artists.
For more information, contact the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo at (419) 254-2787.