"9th Annual Report"
February 1-24, 2002
Friday, February 1, 7:00-10:00pm
Vittorio Colaizzi, Richmond painter, continues to expand on his
obsession with abstract painting in his new exhibition, "9th Annual
Report." Colaizzi's continued study into the history of abstraction,
take form in his own artwork. These new works are often monochromatic
dissections of his once familiar abstracted objects and landscapes.
contemplates the pure medium, paint and other materials, and work
itself, as in this case the act of painting. His white field paintings
are, observations of pure technique and pure paint.
oil on wood
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Modernist painters have long sought to avoid the arbitrary, the
capricious, the subjective, instead seeking to produce motivated, self
generating, objective work. However, objectivity forever receeds, and
the many forms with which it has been illustrated show that the
inescapable initial subjectivity is the decision to paint in the first
I paint my own desire to paint, the artificial convention of
painting, painting as a fiction with all its strings showing.