Oliver Francis Gallery presents Anthony K. Giannini: Crossing The Line opening reception

Photo courtesy of Oliver Francis Gallery

Oliver Francis Gallery will presents Anthony K. Giannini: Crossing The Line. In this sequence of paintings, Giannini works with images from digital archives documenting a nautical initiation rite, the line-crossing ceremony, which marks a sailor’s first passage across the Equator. Using a complex improvisational process involving image manipulation software, toner transfer, and wet sanding, Giannini selects and distorts elements from these pictures, and combines them with motifs found elsewhere, such as a photograph of an Apollo command module following splashdown, and a toothpaste advertisement that spells “it works” in toothpaste. Much of this imagery, as well as the collaged look of the paintings, evokes the middle decades of the 20th century, but other aspects of the work pull us further back in time.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 5.



209 S. Peak St.
Dallas, TX 75226


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