Color Play/Paper Folds: Lowell Exhibit Celebrates Two Painters at Play
On Display from Nov. 6–Dec. 1 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell
By: UnchARTed Gallery
Children's television legend Mr. Rogers once said, "Play is serious learning." The goal of this exhibit is to present two painters who use play as a tool for exploration in creating art. Their work plays with color, materials, and techniques to find new forms and expressions.
Ed Porzio's bright paintings play with form and abstraction, "My work is whimsical, colorful, somewhat humorous and childlike, yet with attention focused on design and composition."
Both artists use play in their work to explore complex ideas. Ed, originally from East Boston, uses his training as an architect to bring structure and balance to his abstractions, "I am interested in revealing depth in the seemingly ordinary. I am able to grasp a nebulous idea, and apply thoughts and observations to concrete forms." Diana Zipeto, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, addresses themes of gender equality and social justice in her work, "Starting with paper photographs of women, I fold and cut the images to give them a new 3rd dimension. I make large paintings of the fragile paper constructions to capture throw-away moments in a solid form."
The locally and nationally recognized artists have exhibited their work in galleries across New England and the United States. They work (and play) at Western Avenue Studios and Lofts in Lowell.
For more information on the exhibit and reception, please call 978-323-9040 or visit http://www.unchartedgallery.com
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