The Fallen, recycled latex house paint and charcoal on canvas, 88w x 55 h

Composite Allusions

Presented by Duly Noted Painters:
Matthew Malone and Kurtis Ceppetelli

Composite Allusions presents the recent collaborative paintings of Duly Noted Painters Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matt Malone. The work intersects a broad survey of the history of painting, relating Henri Matisse to Jean-Michel Basquiat and arriving in the contemporary zeitgeist of the raw and repainted public wall. Just as the historical paintings they allude to broke set rules relating figures to ground, and craftsmanship to art, Malone and Ceppetelli’s work transcends rules regarding author and co-author: against the advantage of their egos, their paintings merge into the mutual “deskilling” so sought after in a tradition as overwrought as painting. Instead of the typical, trite, co-expression of fixed identities found so often in collaborative works, these paintings represent the romantic impulse of a generation that finds as many sublime unknowns in the other as in the self. As immediately modern as their paintings may appear, Duly Noted Painters undoubtedly make a postmodern twist on Claude Bernard’s famous saying “Art is I: Science is We” as, in their works, art is also “we.”

January 9 - February 8
Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 7-9 PM
Artist talk and closing reception: Sun, Feb. 8 at 5 PM

GALLERY
MAIN

IN THE MOMENT
Opening Reception Friday Nov. 21, 7-9 PM
November 21 - January 4
Gallery Talk: Sunday, Dec. 14, 7 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, January 4 at 5 PM

COMPOSITE ALLUSIONS
Opening Reception Friday Jan. 9, 7-9 PM
January 9 - February 8
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 8 at 5 PM

 

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SERIAL SPECIMENS
Opening Reception Friday Oct. 10, 7-9 PM
October 10, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Gallery Talk: Sunday, January 18 at 5 PM

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