FLATBED CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR – FEBRUARY 14 – 15, 2014
Bringing Publishers, Printmakers and University Print Programs from the state of Texas to show at Flatbed Press for two days.
The FLATBED CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR, working in conjunction with PRINT Austin 2014, will provide a venue for printmakers and print publishers to showcase work to the public and give printmaking demonstrations. Printmakers, print publishers and university print programs from the state of Texas will be on hand to apply to represent their work and programs through a print fair format.
Nicola Parente is prominently featured in the exhibition Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair 2014 at the Flatbed Press and Gallery in Austin, Texas. The exhibition showcases the great range of printmaking techniques in practice today, from traditional woodcuts to complex monotypes and hybrid prints. The show is presented in conjunction with Burning Bones Press and PrintAustin 2014 and features Parente’s etchings, Pelagico 6:53 AM, Pelagico 2:42 PM and Pelagico 7:27 PM, (pictured above) curated by master print maker Patrick Masterson.
Opening Reception: Friday October 18, 2013, 6-8PM
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.
2501 Sunset Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment
“I need the sea because it teaches me.” – Pablo Neruda
Nicola Parente has long been captivated by the lessons offered by the sea. From his childhood home on the southern Italian shores of the Adriatic Sea to his life now on the Texas Gulf Coast, Parente has been shaped and inspired by his experience of the sea. In his new series of reductive abstract paintings entitled Pelagico, Parente beckons the observer to consider both the sea that lies within and the expanse of sea that brings life to the world.
The paintings in this vibrant series capture the paradox of the sea that may be observed as, at once, contemplative calm and wild abandon. Parente’s use of negative space and a ground of white draws the observer into the experience of serenity, while his introduction of undulating black lines and flashes of brilliant blues and iridescent greens bring forceful energy and movement to his work.
“Pelagico celebrates the deep connection that the sea makes with all inhabitants of our planet,” according to Parente. “Water is essential for life. While some may view the seas as boundaries that separate, I see connection. The water that spans the globe touches and unites the shorelines of all the continents. The seas are shared in common with all, connecting and sustaining all life,” says Parente.
Intervals Exhibition, A quartet of artists meet to share unique visions through painting, sculpture, and installation work at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s art exhibit, “Intervals 2013.”
Maria Cristina Jadick, Tudor Mitroi, Nicola Parente and Masaru Takiguchi will display recent works in the college’s Fine Arts Gallery from Oct. 10 to Nov. 6.
An open house with refreshments will be held on Oct. 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the gallery, followed by four artist talks Oct. 17 from 12:30-2 p.m.
“We are excited to display work by highly respected artists/educators,” said Kris Larson, gallery director. “‘Intervals coincides with U.S. Citizenship Week’s city-wide ceremonies and celebrations. What better time to see art that addresses opportunities found here, where yesterday’s dream and today’s choice meet.”
LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center, is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information on “Intervals 2013,” call 281-312-1534 or email kc.artgallery@LoneStar.edu.
“Collectors Waltz” Premiere & Soundtrack Performance:
An Award Winning Documentary Film by Writer/Director Michel Muylle, featuring Artist: Nicola Parente, Lucinda Cobley, Joseph Cohen, J. Antonio Farfan, Daniel Kayne, and McKay Otto. Soundtrack by Kristine Mills.
@ M2 Gallery
339 West 19th St, The Heighs, Houston, 77008
Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Featuring artists: Andis Applewhite, Trudy Askew, John Bernhard, Jeanette Chinelli, Carol McKee, Tami Merrick, Nicola Parente, Karine Parker, Donna E. Perkins, Kay Sarver, Raymond Saucillo and Damon Thomas.
Art Chatter Critique Group Exhibition – Buchanan Gallery – 220 25th Street – Galveston, TX 77550
Artists’ ArtWalk Opening Reception – Saturday, June 2, 6-9 PM
Exhibition runs through July 7, 2012
Art Chatter Critique Group is a Houston collective of established mid-career visual artists who defy the stereotype of the lone artist in isolated studio practice. This community provides its members a supportive forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and critical responses. Members produce individual work in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, and fabric arts and utilize multiple art strategies, including abstraction, surrealism, and incorporation of text.