Private Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6 PM - 8 PM
Public Opening: Friday, February 3, 2017, 6 PM - 8 PM
Seraphin Gallery is proud to present a group show featuring Laura Sallade, Geoff Dubinsky, and Phillip Scarpone. The exhibition will open on Friday, February 3rd and run through March 19th, with a public opening to be held on February 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. We will also be hosting a private viewing reception on Thursday, February 2nd, for our friends in the art community-- please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Sallade, Dubinsky, and Scarpone each pursue their own abstract and conceptual aesthetic in sculptural form. Using techniques of welding, casting, and applying mixed media, their works together create a dialogue of contemporary craftsmanship, an exploration of construction, and sophisticated elements of line, composition, and form. Geoffrey Dubinsky is influenced by the Islamic decorative arts and the Art Nouveau movement, with precise attention to polished execution. His works juxtapose organic and fluid movements with man-made structure. Laura Sallade accentuates the appearance and behavior of light within the space she creates-- invoking materials such as mylar, glass, or wax help to convey the evanescence and multiple perspectives of the subject at hand. Phillip Scarpone reconciles space and memory in his conceptual sculpture, tangible collages, and assemblages. His mixed media works encapsulate a precious, yet enduring, sensibility that leaves the viewer in a standpoint of nostalgic narrative.
Geoffrey Dubinsky received his BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has been featured in exhibitions in the Mid-Atlantic, for example in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Laura Sallade also earned a Certificate of Sculpture from PAFA. Her work has been featured at the Woodmere Art Museum, and her work is also a part of the collection of the PAFA Museum. Phillip Scarpone earned his BFA from the University of Delaware, and his MFA (with distinction) from the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art. He has been nationally featured in many solo and group exhibitions in cities such as Philadelphia, New York, Austin, Wilmington, Atlanta, Knoxville, Richmond, and Baltimore.