Sculpture by Michael Guadagno and Photographs by Joseph Votano: October 1 - October 25
When was the last time you entered a gallery and were told “Please! Touch the sculpture! Enjoy the feel of it under your fingers… listen to the sound it makes as you tap or strum the marble…”
This unique two-person exhibition features uncommon work that will delight the senses and resonate both visually and physically for the viewer.
Joseph Votano’s photographs reinforce the innate flatness of the medium with vibrant compositions comprised of expertly manipulated portions of earth, sky and architecture. The viewer experiences breathtaking drama thanks to Votano’s exacting attention to intervals of color and proportion.
Michael Guadagno’s marble sculpture is composed of organic forms suggestive of nature. A unique quality of the work is that in order for the viewer to truly appreciate the dynamism of the forms, they must TOUCH the work, sometimes creating movement and even sound. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to actually FEEL the contours resulting from the sculptor’s quest, as Michelangelo believed, to free the forms from within the stone.
Joseph Votano holds a PhD in chemistry and has devoted himself to all manner of incisive and dramatic explorations of the expressive and commercial qualities of the photographic medium. His work has won awards and been published internationally in Boston, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Michael Guadagno founded the Barn Workshop and Gallery in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1973, offering an active program of instruction there. His work is exhibited and collected internationally. He has curated in conjunction with the Barn Gallery and the New England Sculptors Association and teaches at Endicott College and Salem State.
An artists reception will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at 2 pm in the Winfisky Gallery.