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Craighead Green Gallery presents Patrick Pietropol: "Déjà vu" opening reception

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Patrick Pietropol called this exhibition "Déjà Vu" because it talks about the past revisited, introducing an ambiguity specific to this feeling; so disturbing and moving.

To take an example, the "Rialto" is a large painting that he created in homage to Canaletto who executed some breathtaking versions of it. In most of his depictions of the Rialto Bridge, traffic on the Grand Canal is abundantly present, one can almost hear the intense activity.

In his painting, the scene is nocturnal, almost silent, the sky is black, the traffic is light. A garland of tourists reminds people that they are in the present time. Nevertheless, they are lost in Venetian timelessness.In his interior scenes in which the castle of Vaux le Vicomte is in the spotlight, people have the feeling that it is the castle of Versailles, but for their eyes only, far from the hordes of tourists. The fact is that Vaux le Vicomte prefigures Versailles by 20 years. In these intimate corners flooded with harsh light, audiences are literally transported to the heart of the 17th century in France, without knowing exactly where they are.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 30.

Patrick Pietropol called this exhibition "Déjà Vu" because it talks about the past revisited, introducing an ambiguity specific to this feeling; so disturbing and moving.

To take an example, the "Rialto" is a large painting that he created in homage to Canaletto who executed some breathtaking versions of it. In most of his depictions of the Rialto Bridge, traffic on the Grand Canal is abundantly present, one can almost hear the intense activity.

In his painting, the scene is nocturnal, almost silent, the sky is black, the traffic is light. A garland of tourists reminds people that they are in the present time. Nevertheless, they are lost in Venetian timelessness.In his interior scenes in which the castle of Vaux le Vicomte is in the spotlight, people have the feeling that it is the castle of Versailles, but for their eyes only, far from the hordes of tourists. The fact is that Vaux le Vicomte prefigures Versailles by 20 years. In these intimate corners flooded with harsh light, audiences are literally transported to the heart of the 17th century in France, without knowing exactly where they are.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 30.

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Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.craigheadgreen.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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