Venice: Palazzo Cesari Marchesi - The Pool NYC – James Case-Leal – Ultravoilet Catastrophe. The Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi is temporarily transformed by The Pool NYC into a gallery for James Case-Leal’s first solo show in Italy, entitled Ultravoilet Catastrophe, until September 15.
Above. Black Rainbow XVIII - 2014 - mixed media.
The Pool NYC – James Case-Leal – Ultravoilet Catastrophe. James Case-Leal creates rainbows and celestial bodies linked to the creation of the universe. His paintings are made with numerous layers of paint sprayed on linen canvases stretched over wood. The surfaces are scrubbed and polished to perfection. The effect is extremely beautiful and powerful. You can see many things in these perfect works. They reference moments from the Big Bang to the intensity of Turner to the serenity of James Turrell. A selection of small porcelain sculptures representing masks and heads are displayed throughout on the floor. They evoke anthropology and ground the ethereal experience of the paintings to remind us that we are here with the earth.
Above. The Pool NYC’s Viola Romoli, Gigi Franchin and Lorenzo Marcelli-Flori are in front of Case-Leal’s Sixth Sun 4 - 2015 -mixed media.
The Pool NYC – James Case-Leal – Ultravoilet Catastrophe. Case-Leal’s Sun paintings offer the experience of staring at the sun with all its warmth, brightness, and intensity. In his Black Rainbow paintings he creates a rainbow, the result of sun and rain together, and places it against a deep black background, a space that appears dreamy and mysterious. The White Light paintings are based on invisible light - the light that is outside of our visible spectrum, but surrounds us.
Above. James Case Leal - Invisible Light 3 – 2015 - mixed media.
The Pool NYC – James Case-Leal – Ultravoilet Catastrophe
James Case Leal - Fifth Sun - 2015 -Mixed media
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