Marcelo Novo’s “Here, There, Somewhere,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings, will be at the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, July 20. The opening reception will be Friday, July 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with an Artist’s Talk at 8:00 p.m.
For the exhibition’s duration, the gallery is accessible to the public Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances. Please call 703.845.6156 for a viewing appointment. Ample paid parking is available in the Beauregard garage.
This exhibition is comprised of a series of paintings created using maps and postage stamps.
“My art begins not with cautious preliminary sketches but working directly on the chosen surface,” Novo said. “This approach allows me a more spontaneous way of creating art. Diverse recurrent symbols appear in my work as manifestations of my life experiences, some of which are closely related to my Latin American cultural heritage.”
Novo created many of the pieces in this series during his 2013 Summer Visiting Artist residency at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va.
“Marcelo’s use of color, line and texture reveal a musicality, an underlying rhythm and movement, that carries the viewer through each piece,” Gallery Manager Megan Peritore said.
Novo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes and studied painting under artist Roberto Aizemberg. He has a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and taught art at Benedict College. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Centro Cultural Recoleta, in Buenos Aires, the Cinque Gallery in New York City, and the Museum of Latin American Art in California. In addition, his work is in numerous collections, including the South Carolina State Arts Collection, the Contemporary Carolinas Collection of the Medical University of South Carolina, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the White House Christmas Ornaments Collection.
Novo is the recipient of many awards and honors. He has received grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission and was a scholar-in-residence in the Faculty Resource Network Program at NYU. Last year he had a solo show called “Parallel Words” at the Embassy of Argentina in D.C. He lives and works as a full-time artist in Alexandria.
For more information please visit www.artmajeur.com/novo.