Relief Therapy at HEDGE Gallery
Join HEDGE Gallery on Friday, March 15, as we reveal a new exhibition of Italian printmaker Claudio Orso-Giacone’s extensive portfolio of woodcuts and whimsical ceramic sculptures. Relief Therapy will be on view March 8 through April 5, with an opening reception Friday, March 15, 5:00 until 9:00pm.
Art in itself has proven healing qualities, and in Claudio’s case he states that “making pictures and things was always a crucial antidote to my anxieties.” His animated personality is reflected in his wood blocks, which are carved with vigorous mark-making and frequently executed on a monumental scale, taking as long as several years to carve.
The imagery in Claudio’s relief woodcuts is inspired by family, nature, and traveling but also has heavy political overtones. Elements of the Italian and English language are woven into his works, drawing viewers in to decipher meanings between the literal and figurative. His woodcuts recognize the urgency of current events and address historical narratives in a bold, unabashed manner that offers a raw interpretation of life experiences.
Visit us Friday, March 15, 5:00 to 9:00pm to celebrate the work of this fascinating artist, and enjoy the opportunity to watch him work as well! Claudio will have a mobile printing station set up in the gallery so visitors can watch his engaging process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with one of the most dynamic artistic personalities working in the Cleveland area today!
CLAUDIO ORSO-GIACONE: RELIEF THERAPY | MARCH 8–APRIL 5
DOUGLAS MAX UTTER: FALLING FROM THE SKY OF NOW | APRIL 19–JUNE 7
1300 West 78th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
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