Reception Sep 7th 6 - 8 PM
Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Carlo Alacchi entitled “Autonomous Reflections.” Carlo Alacchi was born and raised in Montreal, QC, Canada and also spent time in Italy growing up. He studied at Concordia University in various styles of theatre, which has molded his fields of expression. His interest in drawing started after his studies in acting. Alacchi believes in the concept that colors, inside the figurative forms and outside in the environment, are the same ones only differently assembled. His inspiration is that there are only three colors, all playing, originally together, in all life, making all forms and all textures.
To Alacchi, art is an homage to how diverse the world is. His drawings and paintings create vibrant, expressive characters. He begins a drawing in parts, which eventually develop into a figure that resembles people he may have ran into at the store or on the street. In each of his pieces, he aims to include the feelings inside, systems, consciousness, relation, and movement. He also creates some tactile art, which he invites the viewer to touch. Alacchi wants people to be able to sense the feeling of the painting, the textures, the rhythm of the brush, and the shapes which represent the inspiration beyond just the visual.
In addition to his drawings and paintings, Carlo has also accumulated many film and television credits, as well as work in cartoons, video games, commercials, and theatre.
You are cordially invited to our 38th Anniversary exhibition Opening Reception
Sunday January 7th 2018, 3-6 PM
Ai Wen Wu Kratz
Exhibition dates: Jan 6 – Feb 4 , 2018
May 24th 6- 8 PM
Emily Halpern's paintings map her inner world and are a combination of abstract and representational images, featuring bold colors and symbols, expressing a full range of moods. Her process seeks to open the locked door of the unconscious through methods suggested by Surrealism. The darkly humorous overtones and polished surfaces have obscured narratives and leave gaps for viewers to fill in, as a springboard for their own imaginations.
Halpern received her formative training in art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she earned her BFA. She received her MFA degree from San Diego State University where her work received the Presidential Purchase Award, the Arts and Letters Deans Purchase Prize, the Liberty Station Fellowship and other accolades. Raised in Canada, she now lives and works in Los Angeles at the Brewery Artist Community. Emily’s paintings have been shown in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, Seattle and Vancouver.