Studio Route 29 and ArtYard are pleased to present "Paint" Paintings on paper, a solo exhibition of recent works by Michael Mangino, curated by Studio Route 29.
Michael Mangino lives in Pittstown with his family. He loves to solve word search puzzles, plays soccer and basketball for Delaware Valley High School Unified, and attends Del Val’s FIERCE program. Michael’s devotion to painting became immediately clear when he arrived at Studio Route 29, and in a short time he has created an impressive body of paintings.
Michael’s bodies of color hover on the page as sovereignties, surrounded always by a slight boundary of space, whole to themselves. His manner of mark making often proceeds first with longer lines, which are then filled in carefully and exploratively with shorter marks bringing into the paintings a sense of the slow movement of moss or a vine. Or, they are built as roof thatch; they are the ocean from above, wave going ahead of wave, they are patient, balanced stone walls. They call to mind topography, maybe because they are painted flat and turned as they are worked with shapes fitting carefully into others as meadows to mountains, or buildings to avenues. Though we show them here upright on the wall, they maneuver us to feel ourselves looking down from above. So we hover and float along with his shapes.
All are invited to a reception at ArtYard on Mar 5, 2023, 3pm — 5pm, celebrating the opening of Paint, a solo exhibition of recent works by Michael Mangino.
Stop by to hear from the artist and curators and experience Paint, which will be on view in ArtYard’s first-floor Courtyard Gallery. The exhibition is also the first curatorial partnership between ArtYard and Studio Route 29.
For ticket information for Michael Mangino Paint Opening Reception go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michael-mangino-paint-opening-reception-tickets-524011661987
Paintings on paper by Michael Mangino
Mar 5—May 21, 2023
13 Front Street
Frenchtown, NJ 08825