Domenick Naccarato's WALL SEGMENTS & MARKINGS Exhibition on View at State Theatre
Easton artists Domenick Naccarato presents Wall Segments & Markings at the State Theatre's Easton Hospital Gallery now through January 2nd. A reception will be held on Sunday, November 20th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
'Wall Segments & Markings"
This exhibit is composed of a series of works that span the past four years of creating art inspired by instances of decayed, rusted, worn, and weathered surfaces that I find beauty in.
I try to take those unremarkable, often times undesirable things that I see in my everyday surroundings and use them to guide me in the abstract industrial works of art I create: The water spots around a rusting bolt on a street sign; the oil stains on the mud flaps of a truck driving down the highway; the pieces of metal and wood hanging from the roof of a crumbling barn; the remnants of paint drips on a painter's drop cloth. These things are all around us typically going unnoticed, but for some reason, they are what stand out to me and catch my eye. They are beautiful to me. When I create my art, I keep these images in mind and attempt to replicate them to some degree.
Not always abstract in nature, my work tends to mimic certain visuals, including signage, numerals (a serial number perhaps), and other markings that might appear on the side of a train car, the back of a truck, or the steel walls of a dumpster.
Much of the work you see here includes elements of assemblage, making my paintings somewhat sculptural in nature. I'll often incorporate metal, reclaimed wood, and pieces of hardware as main components of the artwork. The processes, techniques, and mediums I use to create my art will often vary. Sometimes I use plaster to build up the surface and textures, while other times I'll purposely rust metal to form a patina that looks as if the object were found outside after years of being under the elements. I use conventional construction materials like roofing tar, wood stains, joint compound, or house paint in conjunction with more traditional things such as acrylics, oil, or oil stick. My substrates are most often plywood, but I've also used steel and canvas.
I don't make any claims to the specific meaning of my artwork. At its core, the reason I make art is because it satisfies an inherent need I have to create.
The Easton Hospital Gallery entrance is at 5th & Northampton Streets. The Gallery and Annex are open 90 minutes prior to most performances. For more information, visit statetheatre.org/gallery.