September 11 — October 9, 2010
Using brushes, cardboard, spreaders, palette knives and dry wall spatulas 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. The exhibition will include both large scale paintings on canvas and smaller paintings on panel. While each painting is at first glance a spontaneous composition, there is an underlying grid pattern that determines the movement of paint (and the viewers eye) across the canvas.
This will be the seventh 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. Since 1978 Falsetta has taught Studio Art at the University of North Texas in Denton and has had 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; Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR and the Longview Art Museum, Longview, TX.