03 Oct IRONY MADNESS WAR, Amil Gargano, Thursday, October 24, 2019
Exhibition: October 24 – October 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, from 6pm – 9pm
Artist Panel Talk: Friday, October 25, from 6pm – 8pm
Thursday, October 24, from 11:30am – 9pm (6pm – 9pm Opening Reception)
Friday, October 25, from 11:30am – 8pm (6pm – 8pm Artist Panel Talk)
Saturday, October 26 from 1pm – 5pm | Sunday, October 27 from 1pm – 5pm
Monday, October 28 from 11:30am – 6pm | Tuesday, October 29 from 11:30am – 6pm
IRONY MADNESS WAR, Amil Gargano
Irony, Madness, War: 17 paintings in a group of 30 are devoted to the ironic, the manic abuse of high authority – the madness of war. They are not elegant landscapes, comforting still lifes, or ambiguous abstractions that can never speak as do these starkly realistic and visceral images that provoke and maybe even inspire.
The Artist: This solo exhibition is the work of legendary art director, Amil Gargano, who began the serious study of art at the age of 9 and continued through his post graduate education at the preeminent Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. That study began directly after his return from the Korean War, which became the catalyst for this exhibition.
In 1955, to avoid starving, he accepted what he thought would be a temporary job in advertising. Then spent the next 45 years applying his art to advertising that could use all the help it could get. In the past 18 years, he has devoted his time to what he has spent his early life preparing to do: painting. This exhibition is unlike no other.
Contact: Dan Giella, One Art Space, firstname.lastname@example.org, (347) 386-9742