Piero Spadaro: Crystalline

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Piero Spadaro: Crystalline

May 5 — Jun 10, 2021

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the third solo exhibition with Piero Spadaro.

“Like a horizon, crystalline is measured by relativity and contrast. An origin story of sorts; where one comes from and where one’s heading.” – Piero Spadaro

Having worked in glitter and resin for over a decade, Piero Spadaro is no stranger to the baggage his choice material carries. Glitter in particular can cause scrutiny depending on function, age, gender, and orientation when used in unconventional ways. However, by breaking with convention, Spadaro works to achieve optimal light engagement in his work, taking it in and sending it back out.

Much like a stone that has been cut and polished to achieve brilliance, Spadaro’s compositions use similar geometry and patterns to attract light. These compositions also symbolize his pursuit to stay on the lighter side of life, especially after a challenging year. To Spadaro, this new collection of paintings act as a favorites mix tape, a survey of past moves with current clarity.

Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco at 545 – 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA. Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday 9 – 5, Saturday by appointment. For further information and materials please contact Lexi Herrmann at 415-495-2090 or lexi@asgallery.com. Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com.

Piero Spadaro. Feels Like Summer — mixed media and resin on panel, 30 x 30 inches, 2021