"Pure Dynamite: Exploding Figures and Presumptions"
October 13th - November 12th
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20th, 5-9PM
Food and Wine: Thursday, October 27th, 5-7PM
On Thursday, October 20th, from 5 to 9PM, Gallery Z will host the opening reception for “Pure
Dynamite”, a collection of paintings by Marty McCorkle.
Marty McCorkle was born in Los Angeles, California in 1965 and currently resides in Calbayog City, on the Island of Samar in the Philippines with his spouse and art agent, Esteban Sabar. Art by Marty McCorkle are part of private collections in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Fiji.
Marty McCorkle is known for his unique ‘deconstructive’ painting style. After photographing his subject matter, he alters and warps the image digitally. McCorkle then translates his creations using oil paint, creating a fusion between traditional painting and digital technology, while weaving mythology, reality, and spiritual elements into the picture. He describes himself as a Post –Edwardian style painter.
In his artist statement, McCorkle states, “I suppose Edwardianism appeals to me not aesthetically but through its vigorous spirit: the inventive Wright brothers, the absurdist author P.G. Wodehouse, the joyful Henri Matisse, the shimmering Italian Futurist painters, who all successfully explored lightness, optimism, and invention. In skilled hands, the dynamic aspects of life become pure dynamite.”
The show will run from October 13th to November 12th 2011. This will be Gallery Z’s 108th exhibit of their tenth year. The “Art, Food & Wine: Creating Awareness for a Cause” event is held at the gallery on the last Thursday of every month. For this month’s event, Gallery Z partners with the participating Public Art Window organization, The Armenian Euphrates Evangelico Church, and will host a fundraising event to elevate public consciousness for their cause on Thursday, October 27th. This event, which will run from 5:00 – 7:00pm, will feature cuisine provided by a local Providence restaurant and world-class hand selected wine provided by IM Gan Liquors located at 380 Warwick, RI.