December 2, 2017 — January 6, 2018
New Paintings/Sketches 1997-2007
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings.
Using brushes to achieve a rich, carved and grooved texture, Vincent Falsetta achieves virtuosic abstract paintings that cascade in and out of multi-colored striations of paint. While each painting is at first glance a spontaneous composition, there is an underlying grid pattern that determines the movement of paint (and the viewer’s eye) across the canvas. The paintings, though distinctly abstract, tend to suggest waves of sound, water, light or seismic activity. There is a feeling of a steady electric flow, somewhat like a visual electro-magnetic field that pulls the eye in every direction simultaneously.
The exhibition will include both large scale paintings on canvas painted within the past two years as well as an installation of small studies that date from 1997-2007. Painted on a variety of substrates, the preliminary studies show the evolution of Falsetta’s use of color, gesture and composition and how Falsetta traverses and masters controlled chaos.
This will be the ninth solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery for the well-known Texas artist. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art in 1974. From 1978 to May 2017, Falsetta taught Studio Art at the University of North Texas in Denton while maintaining a continual exhibition record. He is represented in the permanent collections of: The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX; Art Museum of South Texas, Beaumont, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Swope Art Museum, Terra Haute, IN and Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX.