Opening Reception

First Friday, October 1st, 2021

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibition continues October 1 - October 30, 2021

Beyond the Real

Victor Grasso and Gary Weisman

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Victor Grasso, H. americanus, 2020. Oil on board, 17 x 11 inches; Gary Weisman, Resting Minotaur, 2019. Bronze, 19.25 x 15 x 7 inches.

Introducing the theatrical paintings of Victor Grasso and poetic sculpture from Gary Weisman, Stanek Gallery presents an exhibition of brilliantly composed, masterful works that possess a drama and gravity enchanting to the viewer.

Victor Grasso is an architect of new and uncanny worlds. His distinctive and rich oil paintings, while realist in technique, transport the viewer to uncharted territories. Painting familiar objects and forms in surprising compositions, Grasso tells a story through his works, often with dark or quirky overtones.

Gary Weisman’s bronze sculptures exude a contemporary dynamism that highlights the impressive capabilities of the human figure. Drawing inspiration from historic Greek forms and the romance of the Italian Renaissance, Weisman creates a new language emphasized by his active surfaces and signature weightlessness.

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Victor Grasso, The Kingdom, 2019. Watercolor on paper, 35 x 52 inches.