Tregoning & Company brings two distinct artistic visions in its Spring exhibitions
February 19 – March 31, 2016
Opening on 3rd Friday of February and continuing through March, Akron artist Mark Giangaspero receives his first Cleveland solo exhibition, following on his acclaimed one-person show at the Butler Institute of American art last year. The exhibition, Face the Facts, takes the viewer out of one’s comfort zone to come before heroic scaled pastel and graphite portraits of his friends and family –works that reveal the compelling truth of our shared frailty and strengths as we mature.
“I approach the portrait as a collection of visual facts, which create a plausible fiction,” Giangaspero says. “The facts are a road-map of sorts.”
These striking and unapologetically honest drawings are triumphant, and not soon forgotten. Giangaspero exhibited at the 2013 “B.P. Portrait Award” exhibition of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011)
April 15 – May 31, 2016
Opening on 3rd Friday of April and continuing through May, Tregoning & Co is proud to present “A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011).
Tony Eterovich was a widely exhibited painter and draughtsman during his long career. He was exhibited by the Cleveland Museum and the trail-blazing New York gallerist Edith Halpert, and praised in the New York Times.
A life-long Cleveland resident born in Tremont, Eterovich for four decades was a beloved teacher in Drawing and Painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art. A half century of American Modern art movements are reflected in his transformative styles of painting, from American Scene Realism through Magic Realism to Photo Realism. His painting was infused with the swirling music of the American Songbook and movements of Modern Dance. Eterovich’s art has not been seen by the market for over 25 years, regrettably.
This retrospective exhibition is a Centennial salute to Eterovich on the 100th anniversary of his birth in April 1916, and is being shared in a landmark event by several Cleveland art venues: The Cleveland Institute of Art, ARTneo, and Artists Archives of the Western Reserve simultaneously will exhibit Eterovich works from their permanent collections.
A catalogue with text by Bruce Checefsky and reminiscences by William Martin Jean and George Kozman will accompany the exhibition.