Monday, June 04, 2012

New Art by Thomas Cappuccio opens at Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery June 6

MICHIGAMME -- Professor Emeritus Thomas Cappuccio will have a new show, "TIME and NATURE," at Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery. The exhibit will run from June 6 through July 7 with a Sunday Afternoon Reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Refreshments will be served.

"Forms of Dimensions," by Thomas Cappuccio. (Photo courtesy Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery)

The exhibit will feature new paintings with a focus on Nature, Time, and Form. Cappuccio’s paintings continue his exploration of ideas from other disciplines such as philosophy and science.

He explains, "I am drawn to testing concepts like time and space beyond speculative academic authority and create my own sense of what they might mean artistically."

Expressed in his own dynamic forms, vibrant colors, and nuanced light, Cappuccio’s paintings nevertheless have no recipe for arriving at an outcome. Cappuccio’s work draws on ideas about the temporal nature of things that can only be experienced by an indirect route.

"I don’t find any clarity in the difference between abstraction and realism," says Cappuccio, "For me, a scene in nature is just a starting point for my investigation. It is the building of a process, the discovery of a process to convey an essence that is most exciting to me."

In his new cycle of work, the artist attempts to reconcile seeming opposites into a larger commonality. Cappuccio regards a mote of light, a wisp of shadow, and solid rock to hold equal implications in his artwork.

"Each painting is a little world in itself," he explains. "Some ideas are only discoverable when you are trying to create a form."

Cappuccio’s passion for emotional and psychological expression beyond the lexicons of math and science are not intended to challenge these areas of knowledge but to extend them by finding a deeper way to express their truths.

Call Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery at 906-323-6546 for more information. Gallery Hours:  Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesdays by appointment.

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