October 11 — November 15, 2014
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings.
Using brushes, cardboard, spreaders, palette knives and dry wall spatulas to achieve a rich, carved and grooved texture, Vincent Falsetta achieves virtuosic abstract paintings that cascade in and out of multi-colored striations of paint. The exhibition will include both large scale paintings on canvas and smaller paintings on panel. While each painting is at first glance a spontaneous composition, there is an underlying grid pattern that determines the movement of paint (and the viewer’s eye) across the canvas. The paintings, though distinctly abstract, tend to suggest waves of sound, water, light or seismic activity. There is a feeling of a steady electric flow, somewhat like a visual electro-magnetic field that pulls the eye in every direction simultaneously.
This will be the eighth solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery for the well-knownTexas artist. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from theTyler Schoolof Art in 1974. Since 1978 Falsetta has taught Studio Art at theUniversity of North Texas in Dentonand has had a continual exhibition record. He is represented in the permanent collections of: The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX; Art Museum of South Texas, Beaumont, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Swope Art Museum, Terra Haute, IN and Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX.