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The exhibition "Venetian Rhythms" by Gianmaria Potenza

Date: 24 April 2014 00:00 - 24 August 2014 00:00


M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Nepriklausomybės Sq. 12, Kaunas

M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art and the Italian Embassy in Vilnius present the exhibition of Italian sculptor Gianmaria Potenza‘s works "Venetian Rhythms".

Venetian sculptor presents a wide panorama of his works specially chosen for the exhibition: the works radiating the spirit and mood of the sculptor‘s hometown represent different periods of his creation. In the exhibition – wood and glass mosaics, original graphics, monumental bronze sculptures and small decorative objects.

G. Potenza is known as sculptor and painter, monumentalist and master of small forms of applied arts. The artist willingly invites the audience to discover the eternal festive uproar and romantic melancholy of his native Venice. A city having especially rich cultural traditions generates new plastic forms in half abstract and monumental G. Potenza‘s works, which have become an integral part of Venetian art. Rhythmic, geometric ornaments in mosaic panels and bronze sculptures reflect the Venetian architectural façade, which has been influenced by Eastern Arts. Regular forms of cubes and triangles are playfully combined without letting them blend in the monotonous rhythm.

G. Potenza was born in 1936 in Venice. In 1956 he graduated from the State Institute of Art in Venice. In 1968 the artist established a glass workshop La Murina. In his studio, G. Potenza makes paintings on wood and velvet, produces ceramic works, engravings on glass, metal, concrete, creates wooden and bronze sculptures, stained glass objects and mosaics. While a student the artist participated in the Venice Biennial in 1954, as well as in 1986. G. Potenza has organized a great many solo exhibitions in Italy, Canada, USA, Turkey and China.

Organizers of the exhibition: Italian Embassy in Vilnius, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.

Sponsors: Institute of Italian Culture in Vilnius and the City of Venice.


The exhibition works: 24 04 2014–24 08 2014