The gallerist, Anthony Reynolds, brings his Great Marlborough Street Gallery (London) to Barcelona for a temporary residency at Àngels Gallery. Reynolds has chosen to exhibit works by the American artist, Peter Gallo, during this Spanish residency because “Gallo is an artist of real importance to the contemporary psyche...and the Spanish passion for painting, and particularly the representational capacity of paint as a material, presents an intriguing context for Gallo’s work.” Alongside paint, this innovative artist creates art from thread on burlap (a woven fibre) and various oils on muslin and linen. Gallo is from the semi-rural area of Vermont, USA, and he used to work for many years as a psychiatric care worker. Now an artist, Gallo enjoys using discarded materials to create his pieces, and draws on a variety of sources for inspiration, from St Augustine and Foucault to Joy Division and Dusty Springfield. Gallo manages to bring the debate of contemporary culture and art practices into his work, embodying the philosophy of Àngels Gallery.
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