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Meeting of Meanings exhibition by Roberto Visani Comments

Hofstra University’s Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History is pleased to present Meeting of Meanings, an exhibition of new work by artist Roberto Visani, through December 11, 2013, at the Rosenberg Gallery. The exhibition consists of recent mixed media drawings and the artist's iconic gun sculptures, both of which reflect his ongoing interest in bricolage as a form of both cultural and personal navigation. Bricolage is defined as the creation of art made from a wide range of materials that are readily available.

Visani has produced gun sculptures using found objects since the late 1990s.  Initially inspired by colonial era improvised firearms, the series has evolved to consider weapons as a reflection of personal and social identity across time and place.  The historical psychosis of weaponization and accompanying politics of empowerment reflected in these works makes reference to the specific, mythic, and universal.  For Visani, the 'gun' functions as a reflection of the 'user' and their circumstance, through the use of particular materials, forms and manufacturing process.

In addition to his sculptures, Visani will also be presenting several new collages.  In a similar way to his sculptural work, the artist reorders both his own marks and acquired images to suggest hybrid identities.  Figures, landscapes, charts, architecture, maps, and other iconography emerge and disolve throughout his drawings compelling us to reconsider their arrangement and new meaning.

Since 2004, Visani has taught at John Jay College, CUNY, NY where he is an associate professor of art. He has exhibited his work internationally in such venues as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; The Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cleveland, OH; and in the UK and Ghana. He has been awarded artist residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Henry Street Settlement, NY, and Art Omi to name a few.  He is a former Fulbright fellow to Ghana and NYFA Artist Fellow in Sculpture.  

 

Location: The Rosenberg Gallery in Calkins Hall, South Campus.

Gallery viewing hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.

For more information call 516-463-5474.

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 04, 2013

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Free and open to the public

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Calkins Hall
Calkins Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Department of Fine Arts and Art History
Phone: 516-463-5474
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