PICTURE THIS: Ciao To Any Time Of The Day By Petracca

Studying details in the art of Antonio Petracca
Studying details in the art of Antonio Petracca
Close Up detail on the work of Antonio Petracca for Mezzogiorno
Close Up detail on the work of Antonio Petracca for Mezzogiorno
Artist Antonio Petracca
Artist Antonio Petracca
Art Lovers come out on Art Night in Chelsea
Art Lovers come out on Art Night in Chelsea

Artist Antonio Petracca has taken up the camera for a pictorial dialogue with his show Mezzogirono that opened last October 16th at Kim Foster Gallery. The title of his show means middle of the day, which exposes the Italian scene in Puglia where everything under the sun is fair game to interpretation. Petracca paints with the camera in such cinematic glory that it doesn’t matter what time of day one thinks his narrative played out. The artist would rather have you formulate questions than figure out the answers in the images of this exhibition. Art has more beautiful resonance when questions heighten the visual cues. In the glaring golden sun that obliterates the absolute, it is profoundly Bellissimo!

 

To view our interview with the artist, please click below:

Antonio Petracca: Mezzogiorno / On View: October 16 – November 15, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (11 am – 6 pm)

Kim Foster Gallery. 529 West 20th Street, 1st Floor. NYC, NY 10011

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Jamie Martinez

Video by: Max Noy Photo

The images of Antonio Petracca at Kim Foster Gallery
The images of Antonio Petracca at Kim Foster Gallery
Interviewing the Artist is a treat for ARTE F-- USE
Interviewing the Artist is a treat for ARTE F– USE
Opening at Kim Foster Gallery for Antonio Petracca
Opening at Kim Foster Gallery for Antonio Petracca
The art crowd at Kim Foster Gallery
The art crowd at Kim Foster Gallery
Welcome to Kim Foster Gallery on Thursday Art Night
Welcome to Kim Foster Gallery on Thursday Art Night
Art night gets people together like no other
Art night gets people together like no other
Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier’s firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

2 Comments
  1. The photographs seem very intriguing in small format – I would like to se them larger. Unfortunately, I will not be in NY in the foreseeable future. Is there a site/link to view them. The opening seemed very well attended. Good luck,
    Maria

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