Petru Lucaci’s Redemptive "Diptych / Monochrome Materialities" at RCI’s Brâncuși Gallery
Thu May 26 2022 at 07:00 pm
Romanian Cultural Institute in New York / ICR New York | New York, NY
AdvertisementA versatile painter with a cerebral outlook and expressive touch, Petru Lucaci is hailed as a powerhouse of contemporary Romanian artistic scene. The revered professor of the University of the Arts in Bucharest and the long-time president of Romania’s Union of Fine Artists crosses the Atlantic for his biggest American project in years, revealing an effort of self-reinvention and adaptation to a visual photo-realistic mentality predominant today and a desire to go beyond the purely aesthetic.
The exhibition is accompanied by a presentation offered by the Romanian sociologist, writer, teacher and feminist activist, Laura Grünberg.
The exhibition, hosted by RCI’s Brâncuși Gallery, is Petru Lucaci's follow-up to two remarkable projects, “Noctumbre” and “Clarobscur. Beyond Wikipedia”, and underlines the artist’s energetic style as well as his preference for unexpected twists of wonder, surprise, and the paradoxical. The assured execution of objects made in various mediums, from painting and digital printing to drawings with charcoal and photography, alludes to effects of trauma, deformation, and dismemberment. Although implying a hellish reality, they also conjure a sense of unlikely transcendence and healing force, which reframe the artistic experience in almost theological terms.
DIPTYCH / MONOCHROME MATERIALITIES
Brâncuși Gallery, RCI New York
May 26 – July 1, 2022
Opening Reception: May 26 | 7-9 PM
Artist Talk: May 26 | 7:30 PM
Free entrance. Please follow the ticket link to RSVP.
Where is it happening?Romanian Cultural Institute in New York / ICR New York, 200 E 38th St,New York,NY,United States
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