MARCO LUCCIO NEW YORK FOUND – OPENED APRIL 1st 2011
April Fool’s Day in Lygon Street celebrated the opening of Marco Luccio’s latest exhibition New York Found, his first solo exhibition in Melbourne since 2009 and it looks like being a sell out show.
As Pikes Wine was enjoyed and a rendition of New York, New York was performed by Steven Crosby of the Victorian Opera Company, the atmosphere was one of excitement and energy. When people first walked into the gallery they were astounded at this new body of work. Wherever they looked there was a boldness and vibrancy of colour and line, multi layering, texture and mixed media applied to images of the horse as a symbol of civilization, the goddess Athena and various portraits of faces from the past.
The subject matter and the use of various media were the talking point of the evening. There wasn’t an image of a cityscape in sight, which is a great departure for Luccio who is well known for depicting images of the city and iconic landmarks of the built environment. Opening speaker Professor Paolo Tombesi, Chair in Construction, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne spoke about Athena and what she represents to the history of civilization.
Another discovery amongst the vibrant images on the walls were the sculptures scattered around the gallery adding a three dimensional element to the exhibition. Constructed from objects Luccio found and collected from various places including New York and also here in Melbourne, often during trips to his studio. The sculptures added another element to the discovery theme of the show, encapsulating its essence.
A great crowd of interested people thoroughly enjoyed the show and red dots were very quickly added to the walls. Although almost sold out, there are still some very beautiful pieces from this new and exciting body of work still available.
Hope you enjoy the photos from the night.
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NEW YORK FOUND
Extended until 15 May 2011
2nd Free Artist Talk Sat 7 May 3-4pm
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STEPS GALLERY 62 Lygon Street, Carlton South Vic. Australia 3058
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun 11-5pm