New Art Exhibition: Right Now (Opening: Nov. 19 - 1-4PM)
Presented by Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum
November 19, 2011 - February 3, 2012
“Angelo Aversa, Richard Salvucci: Right Now” Curated by John Quatrale, Independent Curator, ArchivalExhibitions.com Exhibition dates: November 19, 2011 – February 3, 2012 Wine & Cheese Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm Location: Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum 20 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Historic Brighton Center, Massachusetts 02135 Hours: Tuesday – Friday and...
“Angelo Aversa, Richard Salvucci: Right Now” Curated by John Quatrale, Independent Curator, ArchivalExhibitions.com Exhibition dates: November 19, 2011 – February 3, 2012 Wine & Cheese Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm Location: Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum 20 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Historic Brighton Center, Massachusetts 02135 Hours: Tuesday – Friday and second & fourth Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm Free Admission and open to the public Wheelchair accessible The Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum, which opened in 2007 to promote history and cultural heritage, is pleased to announce its 11th exhibition Angelo Aversa, Richard Salvucci: Right Now. This is an exhibition, with 43 paintings, about becoming aware of the vibrancy and meaning uncovered in our daily lives. The two artists are perhaps Allston-Brighton’s most prolific professional contemporary artists in the tradition of Washington Allston, a 18th century American artist and namesake for Allston. Most recently, Angelo has been creating outdoor plein air oil paintings of grand urban and historic settings and structures in Allston and Brighton while Richard has continued to capture splendid natural scenes, birds and animals through his paintings and drawings. Their artworks express a firm appreciation for realism with a hint of impressionism. Both observe the familiar in the outdoors that is all around us and then interpret and create a sense of simplicity, awareness and freedom for us to discover. Angelo primarily presents the built environment and Richard the natural environment but both strive to create a sense of tranquility, stillness and realization from their subtle observations that oftentimes goes unnoticed in our busy, somewhat distracted, lives. In the end, both contemporary artists prod us to ponder the question “what’s real right now?” Angelo Aversa of Allston, Massachusetts attended New England School of Art and Design. For many years, he was a drummer for local bands, including “The Phantoms”, which performed in numerous nightclubs and on local television. He has also designed record jackets, posters and flyers for many rock bands. He is a member of the Allston Arts District and participates in their annual Open Studio and is a member of the Watertown Art Association. While on vacation in Rockport one summer, he fell in love with painting oils on canvas. His favorite motifs and subjects, in the realism tradition with some impressionism, includes landscapes, historic dwellings, and contemporary street scenes. He exhibits his artworks in many group shows in the greater Boston area and he strives to create artistic expressions of what is present in our daily lives and is all around us. Angelo Aversa, Turquoise Victorian, oil on canvas, 24 inches x 20 inches Richard Salvucci of Brighton, Massachusetts started tracing comic book characters as a boy then drawing them freehand. After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art, he became a freelance illustrator producing magazine illustrations with a speciality in covers for science fiction and fantasy books. For many years he has painted scenes of nature, animals and birds. He has had numerous fine art commissions, including Yankee Magazine, The New York Times, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Wildlife Art Magazine. Richard has exhibited in many New England galleries and museums including the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the Norman Rockwell Museum. He’s primarily a painter of realism but also enjoys experimenting in different styles and formulating new ways of “seeing”. To produce his artwork, he uses a broad spectrum of mediums including oil, pencil and ink. Richard Salvucci, House Finch, oil on canvas, 10 ½ inches x 9 ¼ inches