The NEC Art Gallery Presents David Giese: Recent Excavations from the Villa Bitricci
The Gallery at New England College presents David Giese: Recent Excavations from the Villa Bitricci September 7 through October 9. The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, October 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The artifacts in this exhibition come from the imagination and studio of artist David Giese. Villa Bitricci is an imaginary place in Italy named for the Italian poet Dante’s mistress. The excavations, a wall of icons: 500 years of shrines celebrating events and family histories; artifacts created of concrete, flotage, paint, and mixed-media by Giese and belonging to the current style known as postmodernism. One key strategy of postmodernism is appropriation, the conscious borrowing of pre-existing images.
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