There is much to love in the “Contemporary Mosaics” exhibition at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte NC. Yesterday, we focused on the Best in Show — The Visit by Kathy Thaden and Special Mention mosaic — Cheeky Fish, by Sophie Drouin.
Today we’ll take a look at the six mosaics juror Giulio Menossi selected as “Signaled” from the exhibit’s collection of works from 18 US states, Italy, Serbia, Monaco, Wales, Canada and Ireland.
The comments from Menossi are short, sweet and to the point. They offer us the opportunity to see these works from the juror’s point of view. At the end of this post, we’ll take a quick look at Menossi himself, an artist as renowned for his classical portraiture as he is for his innovative abstract work.
Contemporary Mosaics “Signaled” Works
Menossi: “Poetic picture. Creativity and poetry in telling a story within a picture.”
Menossi: “Attention to detail. Fine shading. Unusual subject. Illustrates artistic background of the artist.”
Menossi: “Effort and commitment in choosing a particularly difficult subject (portrait). Cutting skills and andamento. Good use of of limited colour palette.”
Menossi: “Fine, delicate shading. Refined choice of colour. Precise cutting. Technical skills.”
Menossi: “Outstanding skill in the use of colour and design. Striking and inventive. Original.”
About the Juror: Giulio Menossi, Udine, Italy
Indeed. A look at one of his recent classical portraits shows that sensitivity and patience at work to wonderful effect.
“. . . with an almost random assemblage, I created my first three-dimensional work. This mosaic opened the door to my present creations: sculptures that play fullness against emptiness, lines that intertwine and wrinkle into each other, plasticity imbued with intrinsic meaning.”
Sept. 4 – Oct. 23, 2009
1519 Camden Road
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Enjoy — Nancie