LAST LOOK: MICHAEL BEVILACQUA’S “RADIO AMNESIA” AT GERING & LOPEZ, NYC
The extremely multidimensional California artist (he only lives in NYC) Michael Bevilacqua remains one of our favorite painters here at Supertouch and so with one week left on the books at the esteemed Gering & Lopez gallery we implore those with enough good sense and a pocketful of cabfare to catch his current retrospective show, “Radio Amnesia.” In this exhibition, the gallery presents a select group of Bevilacqua’s works on paper, a seemingly boundless and easily manipulated medium that has consistently proven inspirational for the artist. For over 15 years, and for the most part unbeknownst to many who have followed his work, Bevilacqua has experimented with his ideas on paper not as a way to gain clarity in painting, but to add another layer of development to his broader image-making practice. When taken together, one can see the depth of connectedness each medium has on the other. When viewed separately, one is struck at how much variety of form the works on paper present. Painting, collage, photography, drawing, stenciling, cut-outs; there seem to be no rules when it leads to finishing a work. Recently, even manipulating the frames of drawings and supports of canvases has not proved off limits. While the earliest works remain emphatically graphic in nature, the viewer is now presented with a timeline of development in Bevilacqua’s experimentation with any tools that have been at his disposal. Don’t miss it…
Portrait of the artist by Michael Wolfgrazi
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