The Inventors

Valerio D'Opsina, Victor Grasso, and Gary Weisman

Friday, June 3, 2022 - Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Stanek Gallery presents the powerful and inventive works of Valerio D’OspinaVictor Grasso, and Gary Weisman. Each a master of their medium, these three artists create works that embody new, captivating perspectives on reality. 

 

Valerio D’Ospina’s oil paintings are unique in their dramatic energy and dynamism. D’Ospina expertly renders in paint the subjects that intrigue him, capturing images of the tops of skyscrapers from a helicopter above, city streets from speeding cabs, ships in the midst of construction, and country roads from the vantage of his bicycle. D’Ospina distills the very essence of life and movement, demonstrating his original voice and contemporary aesthetic.

 

Victor Grasso’s 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 stories through his works, often with dark or quirky overtones. The world he invents within his paintings are both strange and captivating to the viewer.

 

Gary Weisman’s bronze sculptures possess a contemporary dynamism that highlights the human body’s impressive capabilities. His masterful compositions, often historically inspired, are skillfully engineered to convey a weightless quality. Weisman’s bronze creations are a window into the mind of the artist and inventor, presenting a unique interpretation of the world.