JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 26, 2016
OPENING: Monday, January 11 at 6pm
This exhibition includes twenty-four works by SACI Alumnus Gregory Blanche (Spring 1987) made in different moments of his artistic career up to his latest production.
A wide variety of images, amongst paintings and drawings, that reflect his variegated interests and the brushstrokes of a meticulous execution. Admiration for traditional representation is apparent in all of the work, be it organic forms flourishing in a sterile environment, emphatic perspective in a natural setting or the still, probing expression on a face. Recent canvases play with icons of our era, addressing themes such as fame and obscurity, integrity and merchandising, sacred and profane.
“American by birth, Italian by citizenship, Nordic by vocation, Tuscan by figurative experience, Gregory… expresses himself in a variety of themes, but remains firm in style… from the figure, in his paintings both realistic and theatrical, to landscapes, robust and sober, well-built and poetically both exacting and evocative, and finally to still lives. These are perhaps the highest point in his painting, embellished with radiance… and revealing lens-like perfection. They are detached, yet positively enchanting with an intimate Nordic atmosphere echoing in the nuances of light…” – Pier Francesco Listri
Gregory Blanche was born in Berkeley in 1965. He studied at California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC), SACI and the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited in galleries, art fairs and public spaces in Italy and the US.
Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant’Antonino, 11 – Florence, Italy
T 055 289 948
Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-7pm
Admission is free