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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kimo Minton – Sculpture & Woodcut Panels
Carmelo Blandino – “Floral Chorale” New Paintings
Opening Reception December 10, 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. On view through January 9, 2016.
Kimo Minton returns to TEW with another exhibition of polychrome woodcut panels and, after a several year break, a collection of sculptures. While the sculptures remain almost natural, drawing on the nuance and color of the wood for their finishes, the painted panels display Minton’s other interest, bold color and decoration, which is achieved in part by gouging, scaring, cutting and sanding the surfaces. The link between the woodcuts and the sculpture is Minton’s constant focus on form and its development. The total reveals an artist who has become increasingly attuned to both the observable and metaphysical aspects of art and has been refining and rebalancing his production to reflect this.
Carmelo Blandino exhibits at TEW for the first time. Born to Sicilian parents in Germany and raised in the culturally charged city of Montreal, Blandino channels his passion for baroque art into flower paintings whose texture, vibrant brush strokes and opulent color are further enhanced with spray enamels and glitter to heighten their splendor. Despite their flamboyance the attentive viewer will quickly discover that the abstracted floral forms are just as much symbolic and the essence of Blandino’s art is an unconscious meditation that connects the art and the viewer.
Blandino has exhibited in New York, Palm Beach, Naples, Stockholm, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and his beloved Montreal.