URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program
AN ITALIAN IN AMERICA Angelo Marinosci, Jr.
Solo Exhibit October 1-31
Gallery Reception with Music and Spoken Word Performances by Al Tetrault and Christopher Johnson on October 18 from 5-9 pm
Angelo Marinosci, Jr. is a captivating and dynamic individual. Among his talents include: professional painter and photographer, engaging teacher, musician, writer and composer. He is the epitome of the Italian American: a warm and inviting host who gathers friends, family and those who will become friends to eat, drink, share music, art, philosophy, laughter and tears. Angelo’s reaches into depth of his soul reflecting his years as a practicing Buddhist. His photography captures the most precious moments of daily life taking place. His paintings vibrate with a mystic dance, sometimes joy-filled, sometimes soulful, often playful – whether portraits, landscapes or abstracts reflecting his travels across the globe: Cuba, Italy, Vietnam and everywhere in between. This exhibit of Angelo’s painting, while not a retrospective per se, covers the breadth of his life and the magic of his vision as an artist.
Marinosci began painting early in his life ran and with a number of the “old Bohemians” of Providence, including Tonoff, Conti, DiToro, all eager for commissioned works in art. He studied at several colleges, including NYU’s study abroad program, I.C.P., of New York City, R.I.S.D. and R.I.C. His attraction to photography in the late 1960’s lead him onto an additional creative/professional avenue, and soon working for several local publications and being asked to teach photography on a college level. He has earned a number of internships, sponsorships, grants and honorarium, including a Hayes-fulbright-‘78; “Venezia-La Fotogafia-’79.; 12 years of cooperation from Agfa Film Co.-‘83-’95; Honda Corp. of Tokyo ’84 and INGUAT –’87, of the Government of Guatemala.
He holds several degrees in Studio Art and Art Education, Including an M.A.T. and with additional studies towards a PhD and beyond. Has taught from preschool to advanced college students. In addition to his painting, photography and teaching, he also enjoys a serious involvement in acoustic music and songwriting. He continues to perform for the public at prime listening venues and festivals and also organizes “open jam” freestyle music sessions. Painting remains his “first love.”
“… It is my first, and preferred language. I have painted in a number of styles… Let the instrument suit the song and vice versa… A painter should think more like a cat, intuitively and in many directions at once and should take risks and not be afraid to fail. Paintings should stand on its own merit and should ask more questions than it answers… leaving you with a touch of mystery.”
“…My artwork represents years of studio work and much was intended to bend the spectrum, tease the spirit and hopefully, engage and entertain the viewer. As with many of my travels, some was conceived in Venice, Italy from both recent times and years ago. All of the Painting, except for the self-portraits, has its roots in the Italian Metaphysical School of Surrealism, the last existing vestige of artistic and spiritual transcendentalism. They each represent a different series, exhibition or period.”
“My photography been about the world outside of me; my painting expresses my inner world… my music has been the philosophical glue that holds it all together. It’s not color of the palette or chord progressions or choice of lenses … it’s the aesthetic that I have “woven” throughout my life and have tried to present it in some meaningful way.
“A good piece of art should ask more questions than it answers. I use some of my experiences or even borrowed experiences, or lucid dreams, to feed my process. In the end I am only one small voice that I hope will be heard. My eye is always taking photos, my heart as a painter runs like a wild beast through the forest and when I sing and play, I sing from the heart and play to my best ability… not to impress, but to share and hopefully be shared.”
Ever willing to share the stage to collaborate to celebrate with fried, Angelo has invited noted area spoken Word Artist Christopher Johnson and Musician Al Tetrault to share the evening with him at the Gallery Night Reception.
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