Artwalk Featuring Works by: Nick Pilato, Alma Elaine Shoaf, and Danny Zabowski

Published Jimmy - Wed, 02/24/2010 - 10:17pm

Nick Pilato will be showing two collections, Into the Fade and Infinity. Into the Fade uses plants and bouquets as metaphors and symbols for human relationships, thoughts and emotions and systems. He uses text to suggest interrupted conversations, silhouettes as landmarks to read the palimpsest of his making.  This series of work expanded and honed his explorations of lithography to include extremely unorthodox methods. It was in this exploration that he broke the bonds of printmaking and created individual works very much like a painter or draughtsman. Combining and recombining matrixes in a suite of prints read like a codex or narrative.Infinity is a collection of his most recent series of collages, he took inspiration from the mathematical idea of the powers of ten, where numbers, dimensions and space become exponentially larger or smaller with each step and eventually on either side of zero these units become equivalently the same. By using this largely abstract visual language, he brought disparate physical and conceptual elements into the same context through his arrangements. As these multiple elements are modified and altered through both the physical reconstruction of forms and compositional decisions, a larger aesthetic constellation is created.
Alma Elaine Shoaf is a Gainesville native, educated at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work includes illustration, printmaking, painting, and a combination of all three. Her past work has ranged from lyrical interpretations to portraiture to erotica, and she is currently working on a series of paintings illustrating the relationship between the carnality and the tenderness of human nature.
Danny Zabowski says he can’t pretend to describe the beauty of this wonderful planet we live on or the beautiful creatures we exist with. Through his paintings though, that he cannot help but try. It gives him peace. It is his salvation.

Fri, 02/26/2010 - 7:00pm
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