John Paul Caponigro
New Work 2010
July 31 - August 1, 2010
Artist, author, lecturer, digital pioneer, John Paul Caponigro presents a stunning collection of never-before-seen images in his annual open studio exhibit. You are cordially invited to tour John Paul's state-of-the-art studio and experience this spectacular new work - view prints and portfolios, hear the artist speak, and more. You can be among the first to see it during this extremely popular event, open for one weekend only - July 31 and August 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The artist will discuss his work daily at 2 p.m, sign books at 3 p.m, and post content online at 6 p.m. at johnpaulcaponigro.com. (Thereafter, private viewings may be scheduled by appointment only. Special preview discounts are available for a limited time only.)
It's been one of the artist's most prolific years to date. Producing more than one hundred new images, four bodies of work, in progress for ten years, have been brought to completion. The results are surprising, even for the artist. Three new books featuring this work have been released – Reflection, Condensation, and Correspondence – which you can preview and purchase online at johnpaulcaponigro.com.
The artist's separate bodies of work provide striking color contrasts displaying an extraordinarily broad palette. Whether the artist's spacious compositions are filled with shimmering iridescent whites, grays, and blacks or bright, bold colors, they exude a lush sensuality, producing strong emotional responses and physical reactions. The latest printing technologies and media bring the artist's work to light in a way never before achievable.
Just as each image in a series advances the other images to a shared outcome, each series also advances the other series moving them all toward complementary outcomes. The individual pieces and series are titled after processes and when combined the work reveals a larger process of developing awareness open for all to participate in, moving in stages from calming to clearing to illuminating. Simultaneously representational and abstract, this daring new work contains a powerful energy that transports the viewer.
Also on hand will be the artist's playful iPhone photo sketches, which are featured in his column on the Huffington Post. He'll even take, process, and transmit some during his daily artist's talks at 2 pm.
Come enjoy prints, books, web galleries, performances and conversations with the artist during this very special event.