April – June 2016
Exhibit Opening Saturday April 16th 6pm
It is best said for me by writer Gustave Flaurbert, (1821-1880)
“The artist must be in his work as God is in creation.”
As founder and owner of Del Monte Designs for over thirty years, Joe has had his works commissioned on a National level and throughout Western New York, specializing in three dimensional wall sculptures, which integrate mixed media consisting of canvas, wood, aluminum, copper and brass. The mindful arrangement of these elements plus the abstraction of context, allows the viewer to engage in an individual interpretation of the work. The artist also enjoys personalized consultations, with both his residential and corporate clientele resulting in beautiful one of a kind pieces.
This particular show explores the solidarity and detail of one half of the human face, leaving the viewer to imagine the other side. The expression in the works, or lack there of, prompt curiosity of context. The faces are strategically intercepted and woven between segments of metal, wood, copper and aluminum.
The event is free and open to the public. There you will enjoy complimentary appetizers, wine and beer served by The Hollow Bistro and Brew and listen to music performed by award winning guitarist, Shawn A Duchscherer. Meet the artist and get a first view of pieces available for purchase.