Dusk Til Dawn
November - January, 2015
November, 2015. Gallerie s.e. is proud to present Dusk Til Dawn, Richard Pasquarelli's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Pasquarelli draws inspiration from the tradition of American Realists, such as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, and their use of images of daily life, as well as the ambiguous and somewhat unsettling vision of filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. His cinematic compositions capture and freeze moments in time, striking us with a sense of mystery, ambiguity and psychological impact. Using themes, concepts, and day-to-day images that are a reflection of how we live today, from the cinema to TV, music and books, Pasquarelli seeks content that signifies contemporary life. Television and the news media also play an important role in developing some of his subject matter. Pasquarelli keeps a close eye on the trends of pop culture, reality TV, forensic detective shows, and programs focused on the state of the world.
“I paint what I see. And although what I see in the world might be melancholy or dark, it is what speaks to me. I am drawn to subjects or scenarios that strike me with their sense of mystery, ambiguity or psychological impact. I believe representational art still holds an important place in contemporary art and it is my hope that one hundred years from now, somebody might look back at one of my pieces and get a sense of who we were at this time and place in history.”
For his second solo exhibition at Galleri s.e., Dusk Til Dawn, Pasquarelli has curated an exhibition of 31 works, ranging in media from oil painting, watercolor, and drawing to sculpture and sound work. The works span a period of four years, including three large paintings (Hillside, Riverbend, Night Drive), sculptures (Houses I, II, III), and a three hour sound work (Summer Night) created this year. The show is built around the period from the crepuscular moment of dusk through the pitch black of night and into the wee hours of dawn, a time when mystery abounds. People disappear from sight as houses light up with private scripts being acted out from the attic to the bedroom to the basement. Yet outside life emerges out of the blackness. Sounds sneak out of nowhere and linger throughout the night only to disappear as life emerges from the secretive goings on of the houses at night.
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