Current Exhibition - Pellas Gallery
ATYPICAL RENAISSANCE: GROUP SHOW: TIMMY SNEAKS, TIM GIANELLI, ELEANOR ARBOR, NYGEL JONES
2 SEPTEMBER - 12 OCTOBER 2021
Available Pieces and Write Up
Pellas Gallery is pleased to present Atypical Renaissance, a group exhibition bringingtogether four local contemporary artists from within and beyond the gallery’s program.
The showcase will feature a wide range of media that speaks to the capacity of
abstraction while revealing new concepts of meaning, identity and inclusivity within thatof the Boston art scene.
The premise of this community presentation was conceived by the directors of PellasGallery in an effort to provide an accessible platform for emerging talent within the cityof Boston and to exhibit their most recent creations. This showcase will present over 20unique works, including mixed media, painting, and sculpture by Timmy Sneaks,Eleanor Arbor, Tim Gianelli and Nygel Jones. Atypical Renaissance will be on view at the Pellas Gallery from September 2 – October 12, 2021.
What people are saying about me
"Emerging mixed media artist Tim Gianelli has become most recognized for his abstracted works that, vibrant in color and often large scale, playfully experiment with media and subject matter all while unlocking one's emotions and fondest memories. Upon realizing that art was his passion, Gianelli began to teach himself techniques such as perspective, spatial relations and brushwork while sourcing inspiration from modern masters including Jackson Pollock, Mark Bradford, Gerhard Richter and Mikael Brandrup. The artist now refers to his process as a visual language, rendered from his own personal memories and perceptions of life. While remaining subject-less, Gianelli prefers to flood his canvases with an array of color combinations and forms, further encouraging the viewer to interact and conduct their own analysis on his abstract compositions. Gianelli states that his intent is to offer the viewer a positive experience - a chance to ponder, to engage deeply, and to follow the drips, the gestural marks, through these passages of color. If that creates joy, a meditative moment, the recall of space and time, or even a momentary escape, then he's accomplished his goal.
As for the works selected for this collaborative presentation, the artist will be featuring his most prominent series titled "Hollow". The collection includes paintings that touch upon themes of his past travel, memories and emotions combined with his inspiration from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". He uses his painting as a language describing the memories and emotions that mean the most to him in his life. Growing up he was heavily influenced by Salem, MA and all of the lore surrounding the infamous Salem witch trials.
Gianelli classifies this three-part sequence of paintings as "action painting" due to his spontaneous and vigorous combination of sweeping brush strokes across the composition. He feels that the painting process overtakes his physical and allows him to only focus on the act of painting. He then continues to intentionally manipulate the original texture of the canvas by adding additional drips and spills of (acrylic) paint, resulting in a somewhat experimental, idiosyncratic painting."