03, 2009 CARLO D'ALESSIO | Luminous World | Paintings | 04/03 - 05/03/09
Michael H. Lord Gallery continues its inaugural season with a show of the extraordinary art of Carlo D’Alessio. The exhibition will be on view from April 3 through May 3, with a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 4, from 6 to 9 pm, at the new Michael H. Lord Gallery, 1090 North Palm Canyon Drive at Tachevah Drive.
D’Alessio paints with a distinctive technique that creates a stunning visual impact. By layering acrylic paint and varnish, layer built upon layer, he achieves a brilliant three dimensional effect that mimics changes in natural light. Over the course of his thirty year
career as a visual artist, D’Alessio has perfected his understanding of perspective
and shadow, further enhancing the illusion of his paintings.
With a characteristic style and a broad range of subjects, D’Alessio’s meticulous painting is hyperrealistic, but his frequent use of unexpected juxtaposition and contrast is
surrealistic. Sometimes mistaken for some form of photographic process, this work possesses a vitality that can only be achieved by a maestro painter.
Born in the Bronx in 1954, D’Alessio’s artistic journey began at an early age when he was accepted into the famed High School of Music and Art in New York City. He went on to graduate from Fordham University, studied at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and attended the renowned Art Students League. This show will unveil new paintings and works on paper by D’Alessio, now a Palm Springs-based artist.