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      Adriana Coluccio stars in first solo exhibit

      Sep. 13, 2012

      Montreal artist Adriana Coluccio is set to star in her first solo exhibit, and not surprisingly, she is ecstatic.

      “I had first heard about the activities going on at the Maison de la Culture Montreal-Nord about one year and a half ago and contacted Marie-France Goulet, the cultural coordinator there, to discuss one of their art festivals. I showed up with my portfolio and as luck would have it she really enjoyed my work. About a year later she offered me my first show, which I will forever be grateful for,” Coluccio explains.

      Perpetually Becoming features a collection of oil paintings that showcase Coluccio’s fascination with the juxtaposition of old and new media and her ability to suggest video movement and space on a canvas.

      “My paintings are inspired by the reproduction and transference of images in digital media and I use the instances of disintegration to inform my painting process. I enjoy creating something new from something that had deteriorated and in doing so the fragmented visual information evokes a lost memory. I become inspired by instability and in-between states,” explains Coluccio.

      “I refer to my paintings as being in a constant state of flux,” she continues.

      “I used to be entirely terrified by painting and was more comfortable with video works,” Coluccio admits.

      “When I was in Concordia I took a painting class with Susan Scott and she taught the old master’s tradition of under-painting and glazing and everything started to make sense. I paint with a multitude of thin layers allowing for all the stains and traces of the layers before to create a rich voluptuous surface.”

      Since completing her Bachelor in Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2008, Coluccio’s work has been exhibited extensively in North America and Europe.

      Perpetually Becoming will be on display at the Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord (12004 Blvd Rolland, Montreal-Nord) until October 14. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00PM to 7:00PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. The vernissage takes place today (September 13) from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and is open to the public.

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