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Art for Social Change: "We Are Enough"

Oak Park Art League, Chicago, IL, October 13 - November 3, 2017

 

In this 21st Century digital age of social media and handheld photo editors, we are inundated with images of our friends, family and cultural icons. One would think this proliferation of photographs would generate a greater acceptance of varying body types. But more than ever, images are projected in the gaze of societal norms and conventions of what is beautiful and ideal. The differences and imperfections that make a human body unique reveal much about one's personal narrative and rarely align with the common standard of young, slim, white, able and whole. 

 

As part of the Oak Park Art League's Art for Social Change initiative, We are Enough calls for art that explores the many facets of body image and its relationship to self-acceptance and love. How is one's body image affected by inherent differences such as race, gender, sexuality, form and disability; or by changes due to aging, illness, or major surgery.

 


"Honoring the Legacy of David Park"

Santa Clara University, CA, April 3-28, 2017

 

Celebrating the Legacy of David Park will be a two-part exhibition honoring the spirit, influence and artistic legacy of painter David Park (1911-1960). Park, who returned to painting the human figure in an era when abstraction was dominant, was known for paintings that celebrate human dignity and decency. This exhibition is not intended to showcase paintings that simply resemble Park’s works, but rather to honor his legacy of artistic honesty, strong work ethic, and commitment to the figure. This juried show is funded in part by a grant from the Sam Francis Foundation.


The Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport in Connecticut presents, "Selfie": an exhibition of self-portrait from February 10th through April 8th, 2017. Curated by Dominick Lombardi and Peter Konsterlie.

 

Frida Kahlo During her lifetime, Frida Kahlo created some 200 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self- portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone…because I am the subject I know best.” Pablo Picasso asked the question, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Please join us for a wonderful new show in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport in Connecticut on Friday, February 10th from 5:00-7:00pm for a celebration of a cornucopia of self-portraits from around the country, some as far as Portland, OR, Tuscan AZ, New York City and of course our beloved Bridgeport, CT! The reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through April 8th.

 


"Greetings From the Anthropocene"

February 2-25, 2017

 

Participation in the "Greetings From the Anthropocene" Exhibition at, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, showcase work by emerging and established artists. The gallery location and reputation offer artists exposure to professional reviews, access to Seattle’s Pioneer Square gallery district and First Thursday Art Walk. Curated by Maiza Laurent Hixson.

 


Lexington Art League is excited to announce the return of our ever-popular figure show with this exclusive evening of art, music, and dancing. The Fourth Friday for "Demographically Speaking, a Figurative Exhibition" will provide a look at this evocative exhibition curated by Daniel Pfalzgraf, Chief Curator of the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. Posing the question, 'whose stories are being told in the art world?' the new dimension and unique perspective Pfalzgraf brings to the traditional figure or nude show aims to provoke audiences to consider the diversity of our city, our region, and our country through stories of identity told through art. From January 13th - February 19th, 2017.

 

Portraits: David Iacovazzi-Pau

 

Artist Reception

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6-9 pm

 

Customs House Museum, (Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery), Clarksville, TN,

January 3-29, 2017

 

 



David Iacovazzi-Pau: Paintings & Works on Paper, for sale at the Speed Art Museum, (full-color catalogue published by Old Stone Press). Also available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

 

This catalogue was published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition of the portraits of David Iacovazzi-Pau. The featured artworks celebrate members of the Louisville, Kentucky artistic community, who through their creativity, support, and passion for the arts are truly the life-blood of this community. The desire of Iacovazzi-Pau to feature these individuals illustrates his deep commitment to the arts that is engrained in his being and led him to seek out relationships with fellow artists and to absorb exhibitions, performances and artistic theory and history, in addition to honing his own skill. The many plates included in this catalogue show the range of Iacovazzi-Pau and the evolution of his style over four years and serve as a wonderful tool for studying the artist's works on paper and paintings as an accompaniment to viewing the works in person.

 


David Iacovazzi-Pau: Paintings & Works on Paper 

(Catalogue published by Old Stone Press and designed by Rhonda Caldwell). Available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

Book Signing on Tues. August 13th, 6-7:30 PM at the Carnegie Center for Art & History.

 

Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN, July 24 - September 26, 2015

Swanson Contemporary Gallery, Louisville, KY, November 6 - December 12, 2015

Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY, January 3 - February 9, 2016

 



© 2015 Keith Waits
© 2015 Keith Waits

“Crossing Borders, Building Bridges” Exhibition at Metro Hall

February 2 - June 30, 2015

 

Conflict can too easily define our worldview if we cannot see past headlines. We need to bear witness to the greater potential of our world. Art helps us do that. It can be our entry point into deeper levels of empathy and understanding. It does this by crossing borders and building bridges between disparate communities.

 

Whether through the ambitious Sister Cities program, or less formal circumstances, three artists, from Bulgaria, Luxembourg, and Germany (Valtcho Tonov, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Sylvia Willkens) have formed a special relationship with Louisville over the years; one that symbolizes this heightened level of communication. The work need not take on overly social or political themes to achieve such an effect of unification. As with music, the language is universal.

 

 

—Keith Waits



 Held from Beneath: An Exploration of Cultural Sustainability

Carnegie Center for Art & History, January 23 - April 4, 2015

 

Held from Beneath: An Exploration of Cultural Sustainability includes an exhibition and events featuring visual art, poetry, music and performance that explore the concept of cultural sustainability. The exhibit features: Andy Perez, Camera Lucida (Roxell Karr & Jon Silpayamanant), Cynthia Norton/Ninnie Noises, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Erin Keane, Joyce Ogden, Rowland Ricketts, Russel Hulsey, Sara Soltau, Shelley Vaughn Hulsey, Shohei Katayama and Susanna Crum. These artists all participated in a day-long workshop on cultural sustainability with Dr. Rory Turner, who writes, “When we grapple with the challenges of sustainability, we need to consider not only the science of our impacts on the environment, but also the beliefs, values, and practices we engage in as participants and creators of a culture.” He goes on to say, “Looking forward, we need cultural innovation and creativity in envisioning and designing livable and environmentally friendly communities. If we look inward, we just might discover that the things we really care about most, the heart of our culture and of our humanity, are simple things, the warmth of friends and family, the beauty of nature and the arts, good chat, healthy nourishing food, and so on, things that we do not have to destroy the planet to acquire.”

 


57th Mid-States Art Exhibition

December 14, 2014 – March 8, 2015

 

Participation of the Mid-States Biennial at  the Evansville Museum of Art. The Juror position for this year’s Competition is held by Ephraim Rubenstein, artist and faculty at Columbia University.


Juror’s lecture on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Evansville Museum.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Red Clay Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
August 17 – October 26, 2014

 

Participation in this year Red Clay Survey. It is a major recurring regional competition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. The exhibition recognizes and encourages excellence, and provides a permanent record of the development of regional art through the publication of a comprehensive digital catalogue. Works selected for the exhibition will be displayed in 5 galleries in the Museum’s elegant facility, located in Big Spring International Park in Downtown Huntsville.

 



Exhibition of 16 Artebella Artists chosen by Artebella Artists

June 4- August 2, 2014

 

 The Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA), Kentucky’s oldest arts organization, presents the 2014 Artebella Invitational, an exhibition of 16 artists invited by their peers (and participant artists in the 2013 Artebella exhibition, "By the Numbers"). Each of the 16 artists invited to participate have been published in Artebella.

 

The exhibition will be on view from June 4-August 2 at PUBLIC at 131 West Main Street. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 6 in conjunction with First Friday Trolley Hop. Artebella is a daily email and website program dedicated to providing LVAA-member artists with an easy way to promote and sell their work, online. It is viewed by over 250,000 in 107 countries, each year.

 

The Artebella Invitational, include: Helen Merrick, Shayne Hull, Vallorie Henderson, Cheryl Chapman, Karen Terhune, Katherine Knudsen, Caroline Waite, Carlos Garcia, Heike Endemann, Jenny Zeller, Ann Dawkins, Carrie Burr, Victor Sweatt, Debra Lott, David Iacovazzi-Pau and Brandon Saylor.

 


25th ANNUAL JURIED SHOW  

Awards Ceremony with Guest Juror Professor John Seed. 

April 03 - April 25, 2014

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the selected finalists: Alla Bartoshchuk, Babette Carpenter, Bart Vargas, Betty Shelton, Brendan Getz, Caitlin Karolczak, Carolin Peters, Christopher Kane Taylor, Cynthia Grilli, Dan Hooker, Dana Mano-Flank, Daniel Maidman, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Eric Vozzola, Gig Depio, Grizel S. Herhold, James Bousema, Jeremy Humbert, John Michael Byrd, Kathe Madrigal, Kathy Morton Stanion, Kim Frohsin, Kurt Dyrhaug, Lana Sokoloff, Lolita Develay, Margaret McCann, Maria Zapata, Richard Smukler, Rick Metzler, Robert Bickel, Serena Potter, Shang Ma, Solongo Tseekhuu, Steve Schwartz, Tom Wegrzynowski, William J. Havlicek.

GUEST JUROR: John Seed is a professor of art and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California. Winner of a 2002 Society of Professional Journalists award in art and entertainment writing, and a 2012 Creative Capital arts writers grant finalist, he has written about art and artists for Harvard Magazine, Art ltd, Maui No Ka Oi, Honolulu, and Christie’s Hong Kong. Seed has also written over 170 blogs about visual art and artists for The Huffington Post Arts vertical since it opened in May, 2010.

Seed was a founding staff member of MOCA, Los Angeles and was an early associate of the Larry Gagosian Gallery, where he served as an assistant to Jean-Michel Basquiat. He currently serves as a board member of the Sam Francis Foundation.

Exhibition runs April 3rd to April 25th, 2014

 


DAVID IACOVAZZI-PAU

"PORTRAITS"

November 1 - November 30, 2013
 
Reception for the Artist
Friday, November 1 2013, 6-9 pm
Performance Art by Douglas Lucas, 11 pm-8 am
 
SWANSON CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
638 East Market Street Louisville, KY 40202
srcontemporary@aol.com

502 589-5466

www.swansoncontemporary.com



Collaborative Art Show "New evoLOUtion"

February 15 - March 17, 2013

 

Gallery at the Brown Hotel brings together eleven artists who are changing the face of Louisville’s art scene. Hand-picked works of contemporary art, ranging from photography to painting and sculpture, will be unveiled at the opening reception: Friday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March 17.

 

The complete list of participating artists includes: Keith Linton, Gibbs Rounsavall, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Shawna Khalily, Chris Chappell, Jae Grady, Alexandria Roisen-Tash, Ashley Brossart, Ted Wathen, Aron Conway and Thaniel Ion Lee. Gallery at the Brown features local artists quarterly, to bring awareness to Kentucky’s visual arts scene. Located on the first floor of the hotel, Gallery at the Brown is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

 


"Idiosyncrasies and Mood are what Influences the Portrait"

  Interview by Amy Wright and Artworks featured in Zone 3 Vol. 27 No. 2 Fall 2012, Paperback.



DAVID IACOVAZZI-PAU (sculptures by LUTZ KICKELHAHN), "Worldwide Diversity through Portraiture", May 2 – May 27, 2012, Exhibition Hall (Rathaus) Mainz, Germany.

  

"Worldwide Diversity through Portraiture" is an art exhibition honoring the 20th anniversary of the Friendship Circle relationship between Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. and Mainz, Germany.  The theme of this exhibit delves into the dialogue of immigration and the intersecting of cultural identities. The portraits represent people who have immigrated to Louisville, KY from various countries and find themselves caught between two cultures, as well as the multiplicity and complexity of individuals who are entering a new community in an ever more globalized world. The paintings begin with a blurred image and become clearer to portray the individual's gradual acclamation to his or her environment.

 


DAVID IACOVAZZI-PAU

 

 

Worldwide Diversity

through Portraiture  

May 2 - May 29, 2012

 

 

Reception for the Artist

Tuesday, May 8 2012, 5-8 pm

 

EXHIBITION HALL, RATHAUS 

Jockel-Fuchs-Platz 1, 55116 Mainz, Germany