Pied-à-Terre: An Exploration Between 2D and 3D Art
“Pied-à-terre: an exploration between 2D and 3D Art” – a solo show installed at Out of the Blue Gallery, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA (USA). – May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2106.
Vernissage / Opening Party: Saturday May 7, 2PM to 5PM.
This show was previously exhibited at The Ellison Center for the Arts – Duxbury, MA (USA) – February 3, 2016 to April 30, 2016. / Vernissage / Opening Party: Sunday March 13, 2PM to 5PM.
During my High School days in Italy, I used to play basketball. At the time there was one choice, and one choice only, when it came to basketball shoes: Converse All Star, a.k.a. Chuck Taylor.
I loved them. I used to have a few pairs, always low top; my favorite were the Siena colored ones.
After high school I stopped playing basketball and through the years I wore Converse on and off as my own personal fashion statement, so to speak.
A few years ago I took an old pair of Converse and painted then Jackson Pollock style. I loved them. So did my friends, acquaintances, family and many strangers. A few months later I painted another pair of Converse, this time Graffiti style: more accolades. Then one more pair spray painted Street Art style; people could not get enough of my Converse. My reply to comments was always the same: “I’m an Artist, if you like my shoes, you should see my Art.” They all loved my shoes, mixed reactions to my other Art.
I took that as a sign that my Muse was trying to tell me something, and decided to put together a show based on Converse All Star as the medium of my Art, hence Pied-à-Terre was born.
Pied-à-terre is an exploration between traditional 2D Art (paintings, prints) and 3D Art (sculptures, assemblages), showcased at the Ellison Center for the Arts – Duxbury, MA (USA); February 3, 2016 to March 31, 2016.
Vernissage / Opening Party: Sunday March 13, 2PM to 5PM.