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Iron and Graphite
March 17 – April 21, 2018
|It is a great pleasure to welcome Italian sculptor Alex Corno for his second exhibition in the United
States. Sculpture, wall reliefs, two-dimensional mixed media works, and drawings are arriving from
his studio near Milan. In his abstract constructions, Corno does not make art to repeat what is
visible, to paraphrase Klee’s affirmation. He uses the formal language of materials and space:
opposing thin arcs, rods, and loops with weighty rectilinear forms to achieve a dynamic balance.
Corno welds his iron and stainless steel sculptures in a diverse range of scales, from small interior
works to monumental garden sculpture. Craftsmanship enhances every aspect of his work: from
the welds, to the edges, and the bases that support them. Corno was born in Monza in 1960.
He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti de Brera in Milan in 1982. A catalogue will
accompany this exhibition.
March 17 – April 21, 2018
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 17, 5:30pm
|Valley House has represented David Collins since 2010, and we are pleased to welcome him
back to Texas for his third exhibition here. His 2016 move from the bustle of New York City to
Long Island influenced a change in his palette that reflects the peaceful, natural atmosphere
of his new surroundings. His personal iconography of shapes and memory continues to reference
architectural elements, as well as aviation motifs inspired by his family’s history in inventing Cold
War era technology. In these new paintings, the kaleidoscope of shifting geometric planes are
painted directly onto sealed but unprimed linen. Collins is a graduate of the Rhode Island
School of Design and a recipient of fellowships at Yaddo Artist Colony in 2003 and in 2005
and at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 2008.
Jesuit Dallas Museum will present an exhibition of David Collins' paintings and color monotypes,
opening with a reception on Friday, March 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm. David Collins graduated from
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in 1984. Jesuit Dallas Museum is located at 12345
Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244. The exhibition will be on view through May 28, 2018. Contact
Jesuit Dallas Museum Director Elizabeth Hunt Blanc, 972-387-8700 x383, to schedule a tour.
Watch an interview with David Collins in his New York studio on artthisweek.com
Watch a gallery talk by David Collins about his 2011 exhibition Clearstory on the
Valley House Gallery YouTube channel