JANUARY 17 - MARCH 2, 2023
Opening Reception and Artist's Presentation
Artist Talk in U. Tobe Recital Hall, Saturday January 14 • 10:30 – 11:30am
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday January 14 • 11:30am-12:30pm
For Carmelo Blandino, art exists as a conduit to confront humanity’s uncertainty. Encapsulating the beauty of nature and historical painting in the context of experimental contemporary street styles, the artist, Carmelo Blandino examines universal truths experienced through his personal journey of healing and “rebirth” through decades of his painting practice.
The paintings in this empowering exhibition range from large-scale explorations of abstracted florals and notions of Nature’s heroism, to playfully concealed iconography in an attempt to strengthen and empower the motivation away from the mundane of the everyday, in an effort to thwart the dark fringe of human uncertainty.
Blandino is a creative superpower, his weapon a brush… through his paintings, a metaphor of the joys of life are accessed, catapulting the viewer beyond the limitations of constructed reality into an exciting and invigorating world where good prevails!
Sponsored by Method & Concept, The Wasmer Family, Gene and Lee Seidler; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
Image: Carmelo Blandino, CR-ASH, 2022, Multi-Media (Acrylic on Canvas, Digital Overlay), 52 x 72 in.