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Spring 2012

 

TEXTS

AN INTRODUCTION
by Al Orensanz

THE NATURE OF TRANSIENCE
by Cathleen Oberholtzer

ANGEL’S BURNING BRONZES COME TO NEW YORK

TOWARDS A METHODOLOGY OF ANGEL ORENSANZ
by Carlo McCormick

THE ARMORY SHOW 2013

THE ART HAS SPOKEN
by Cathleen Oberholtzer

2012 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

WRITING ON THE WALL
by Cathleen Oberholtzer

CREATIVE ODYSSEY

On October 9th the Angel Orensanz Foundation was filled with V.I.Ps and other guests to witness the work of Caroline Bergonzi, who has made a lasting impression in her home country of Monaco.

This exhibition came about after Bergonzi crossed paths with Al Orensanz himself, who invited her to present her work at the Orensanz Gallery. Creative Odyssey features over 100 of her pieces, from sculptures to paintings. Each and every one of Bergonzi’s work represents, her feelings and thoughts. Bergonzi describes the pieces as extensions of herself, each one holding a personal and symbolic meaning. Her work was divided appropriately into sections: The Soul, The Body, and The Mind. She describes the soul as “an abstract, primordial element, always journeying, always evolving, and always in flux...There is an emphasis on form and movement, and the relationship between extremes of light and shadow.” In this sub-collection Bergonzi displayed several mandala like paintings, which depicted the depths of the soul. With strong color contrasts and a circular pattern that brought about an intense pull, allowing viewers to discover the depths of the soul.

In The Body, Bergonzi displays works that depict the several stages of relationships between two people. In this section her art “is a harmony of contrasts, which is expressed here as a confrontation between two solid entities generating energy and light; this is chemistry, a chemical reaction of compatibility. I often use polyptych paintings to depict successive phases in relationships”. Here Bergonzi displayed a set of two individual paintings depicting a married couple’s tango. Both a wonderful work of art, with a beautiful colors and positioning of the figures dancing, and a symbol of the push-pull phenomenon in a marriage Bergonzi adds a new philosophical and sociological twist to art.

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EDITORIAL

ON SALE

TEXTS

FOR SALE
by Jonathan T. D. Neil

FROM OUTSIDE

ART AFTER (THE END OF) THE BANQUETS.
by Domingo Mestre

FROM INSIDE

ALL THE ART THAT'S FIT TO DRINK
by Noah Marcel Sudarsky

CONVERSATION

MARI SPIRITO AND LIA GANGITANO AT PARTICIPANT, INC
by Juanli Carrión
Artscape

WEB REVIEW

E-FLUX
by Bosko Blagojevic

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