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FEBRUARY   2002 
EXHIBITIONS 
VIC COLAIZZI

"9th Annual Report"
February 1-24, 2002

Opening Reception
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.
He 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.


Provisionally Untitled
oil on wood
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
2001

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 place.

I paint my own desire to paint, the artificial convention of painting, painting as a fiction with all its strings showing.

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