On Thursday, Montreal’s Casa d’Italia opened its third annual Young Italian Canadian Artists Exhibition. Running until December 11, 2016, the small exhibit features a variety of exceptional original works by some of the up and coming artists of the Italian community of Montreal.
Mimmo Scali’s multi-media work continues to draw inspiration from pop culture icons. His colorful works are not restricted to a flat canvas. Clothing, fashion accessories, furniture and even kitchen plates are now a big part of his collection.
Alessandro Flocco is just 15 years old and in tenth grade. Already a veteran painter – he started painting at age 11 – Flocco has produced over 100 abstract paintings and has been showcased in three exhibits.
Since graduating from university, Cynthia Magri has focused on expanding her portfolio of comic book- and animation-inspired works. She is able to capture realism and emotion on the same canvas, a technique she credits her schooling to.
Tania Schiliro (aka Madame Tadame) is a painter, photographer and writer. Her paintings touch on real-life experiences and travel and can best be described as abstract realism.
Other artists featured in the exhibit include: Eve Amabili-Rivet, Nania Girard Sergi, Alessandro Pappadia, and Marianne Paquette.
The Young Italian Canadian Artists Exhibition runs until December 11, 2016, at the Casa d’Italia, located at 505 Rue Jean Talon in Montreal’s Little Italy. The exhibit is open Thursday and Friday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Admission is free and open to the public.