Conduit Gallery presents Vincent Falsetta: "New Paintings & Sketches" opening reception
Using brushes, cardboard, spreaders, palette knives and dry wall spatulas to achieve a rich, carved and grooved texture, Vincent Falsetta achieves virtuosic abstract paintings that cascade in and out of multi‐colored striations of paint. While each painting is at first glance a spontaneous composition, there is an underlying grid pattern that determines the movement of paint (and the viewer’s eye) across the canvas. The paintings, though distinctly abstract, tend to suggest waves of sound, water, light or seismic activity. There is a feeling of a steady electric flow, somewhat like a visual electro‐magnetic field that pulls the eye in every direction simultaneously.
The exhibition will include both large scale paintings on canvas painted within the past two years as well as an installation of small studies that date from 1997‐2007. Painted on a variety of substrates, the preliminary studies show the evolution of Falsetta’s use of color, gesture and composition and how Falsetta traverses and masters controlled chaos.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 6.