Artist Eric Vozzola ponders at WInchester Cultural Center Gallery on a Saturday afternoon. His exhibition opens Tuesday.
On Saturday artist Eric Vozzola was inside the gallery of the Winchester Cultural Center installing his upcoming show “A Visual Language.” He stopped and started, moved some pieces around to other spots on the gallery’s curved wall, then stepped back to glance at the work to see how it fit with each other pieces in the space, and check to see if it still left room for some on-site painting.
Nearby Justin Favela, who now oversees Clark County’s galleries at Winchester and the government center's rotunda, watched Vozzola work out the installing. Soon Favela will make a few suggestions, but only after the artist works out the big ideas for the small room.
The artist's big idea is to connect to the ancient storytellers who created intimate personal languages. For papers written to “A Visual Language” Vozzola says he will also demonstrate “the idea that human touch in the creation of visual art is transformative for an object, a wall, a building – any surface, really – creating ephemeral relics that capture time.”
That had PtD curious:
Eric Vozzola "Gilding the Lily" Courtesy of the artist.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.