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Art Exhibition: Carla Viparelli “Mimesis”

Presented by Time4Art

Post Date:10/03/2018 10:08 AM

Carla ViparelliFor Immediate Release
TIME4ART
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Email: art@TIME4ART.us
Phone: (310) 379-5800
Phone: (310) 720-8720

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Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Homeira Goldstein and TIME4ART presents
Carla Viparelli “Mimesis”
October 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

Manhattan Beach, CA – Homeira Goldstein and TIME4ART with support of the Manhattan Beach Art Center are thrilled to present “Mimesis” an exhibition featuring new works consisting of painting and videos by internationally celebrated Italian artist, Carla Viparelli.

Envisioned by Homeira Goldstein, the exhibition explores life given to images as if by magic creating a vision of epiphany. The animation is not created from a photo or a video camera shot but rather from a drawing or a painting or pastel on rough paper or pencil on canvas. Paintings and drawings are the parameter of the movement and vice versa. The exhibition consists of video animations and paintings as moving and standing images generating an element of surprise.

Viparelli states: “Can contemporary figurative painting, especially in Italy, be independent of the heritage of Renaissance or Baroque? Where is the difference between an anachronistic figuration and contemporary figuration? It lies in both technique and content. In Brief, contemporary figuration moves halfway between the abstraction of icons and representation and its conceptual dimension bridging the gap between idealism and realism. The idea of contemporary icons has been a constant source of inspiration for my research work on figuration, which also entails philosophical considerations. An icon is a vision isolated from the flow of time, like a still of a moving image. The conceptual tension between a single frame and a sequence of frames characterizes my research on moving images. They don’t tell any story. They simply are moving icons that develop an animated and cyclic vision. Their rhythmic and cyclic loop movement highlights the visionary entrancement generated by the image that come alive. Both in my fixed paintings and in my animated paintings, the contemporary identity of my figuration is given by its conceptual, non-narrative definition.”

Viparelli’s art research displays characteristics that are beyond the scope of usual definitions. The selection of techniques, expressive media and tools ranges from oil on canvas and more traditional approaches, to innovative site-specific installation, where videos, performances and new digital technologies are used. New languages do not completely substitute but integrate old ones. Painting thus becomes rational exercise, rather than autobiographical lyricism. She works with ideas rather than emotions. Through what could be defined as a conceptual epiphany, a notion is multiplied as infinitum as if in a cosmic, kaleidoscopic vision undergoing many metamorphoses thus revealing the inner union of things. It is a kind of game without limits, reaching from archetypes to everyday refrains, from the metaphysical to the ironic perception and to the linguistic displacement of ordinary meaning.

Born in Naples, Italy, Viparelli received her Bachelor and Master Degree in Philosophy from University of Naples with a degree thesis in Contemporary Art. She lives and works in Naples and Maratea, visiting Los Angeles often, she has participated in numerous international, private, and public institution exhibitions, international art workshops, art residencies, television emission, and festivals receiving number of awards. This exhibition is presented by TIME4ART, a non-profit art educational organization in Manhattan Beach, California with a mission of enhancing cultural art awareness in the South Bay and Greater Los Angeles.

"Our heartfelt thanks to Manhattan Beach Art Center for their spirit of comradery and community." - Homeira Goldstein

TIME4ART
(310) 379-5800
www.TIME4ART.us

"Mimesis"
Exhibition Dates: October 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018
Artist Opening Reception: Friday, October 26, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Program begins at 7:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Holidays and Installation/De-installation

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