DEBORAH DANCY: Dear Giotto

October 16th, 2012 6:00 PMtoNovember 24th, 2012 6:00 PM

SACI is proud to present in the SACI Gallery at Via Sant’Antonino, 11 (Florence), an exhibition of acrylic & gouache works on paper by Deborah Dancy (October 16 – November 24, 2012).

Opening: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm

Dear Giotto is a series of works on paper created during September and October 2012 while living in Florence. The title is homage to this artist across time and history and is a meditation on abstracting color, memory and stillness.

William Gass in his book On Being Blue, A Philosophical Inquiry writes, “It is the sky’s pale deep endlessness, sometimes so intense at noon the brightness flakes like a fresco. Then at dusk, it is the way the color sinks among us, not like dew but settling dust …”

Deborah Dancy echoes these impressions in contemplating her creation of these works: “Colors still vibrant in ancient frescos, imagined scaffolding that soared to staggering heights holding both artist and assistant; glimpses of wedges of color between buildings lit by the setting sun as I walk the city and the shimmering greens of distant cypress trees on the surrounding hillside, are also echoed in this series. The weight of history and the architecture of form illuminate my awareness. These works are my notes to Dear Giotto.”

The SACI Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-7pm.

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