zondag 24 juli 2011

Peter Gallo




A partial inventory of Peter Gallo's materials would include dental floss, toothpicks, a towel, string, wire, French vermilion oil paint, buttons, toilet paper, spackle, bric-a-brac, a bedsheet, picture frames, amateur sculptures, and patterned fabrics. These are usually mixed with snippets of found text or references to figures of cultural authority, either scrawled onto surfaces, collaged, or laboriously constructed as sculptures that allude to the likes of Spengler, Nietzsche, Kant, Pasolini, and Mondrian. His output becomes a kind of pantheon of gravitas--or, in its use of vernacular text, antigravitas made vital by the intensity of Gallo's scribbles and his disinterest in pictorial nicety.
source:
2005 Artforum

stevenkasher



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