VESPA Projects at VESPA Properties Group in Cobble Hill is proud to host its seventh art exhibition, T E R R A E, the paintings of Orazio (opening December 7th and running through February 8, 2014).
In this, our second exhibition featuring Orazio’s work, we will be showing canvases he calls T E R R A E or Lands. Built layer-upon-layer, these works are made using Orazio’s signature technique, which is defined by a visceral working of pigment and a stripping away to uncover what lies beneath. Some graffiti, some markings some colors are revealed; some stay hidden.
These bold and visually rich canvases are at once abstract and expressive, evoking the ravages, both beautiful and destructive of time itself.
Here is a short video by Court Street Collective of Orazio working in his studio and in his Brooklyn garden:
The founders and brokers of VESPA, Pietro Costa (a sculptor) and Denver Butson (a poet), met and collaborated as artists before opening their highly successful boutique real estate firm in Cobble Hill in 2007, after winning a New York Foundation for the Arts grant for their artist’s book collaboration, Blood Works. Costa and Butson have re-designed their space to expand their personalized approach to real estate services and to enlarge the scope of their community and arts events. They are thrilled to be hosting this show and unveiling their newly re-finished space.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 6-8 pm
December 7, 2013 – February 8, 2014
VESPA Projects 262 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
“Within the surface of the painting, [Orazio] creates many passages which draw the viewer deeper into realms of mystery lurking just below the surface. They offer us a glimpse of what lies within, and of a deeply rooted identity with his “earth” and all that carries with it.” From Craig Seligman’s Notes on Terrae
In conjunction/collaboration with VESPA’s exhibition of Orazio’s work, Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street and www.courttree.com) will be exhibiting paintings from Orazio’s MAP series. Opening on December 11 at Court Tree, the exhibition will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration by Orazio on December 14. Court Tree Collective is a group of artists with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to Carroll Gardens.
Founded by Stephen Lipuma (photographer) and Amy Ng (art director) in August of 2013, Court Tree hosts unique events including gallery programs and workshops, art classes and cooking demonstrations. Court Tree is proud and honored to be collaborating with Vespa Projects to celebrate the spirit of Orazio’s work.
Court Tree Opening: Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 -9:00 PM
*Orazio’s Cooking Demonstration, Saturday December 14, 2:00 – 5:00
Exhibition runs December 11 – December 31
Court Street Collective
371 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231