aljira A Center For Contemporary Art
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For Immediate Release
Passages. New work by New Jersey artist, Anna Carina Sinocchi.
September 2012 through March 2013
Artist Talk: March 16, 2013, 3:00p.m.-4:30p.m.
Newark, New Jersey—Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present “Passages,” a MFA Thesis exhibition by New Jersey artist, Anna Carina Sinocchi.
Anna Carina Sinocchi creates abstract works using a variety of media. The work in this exhibition combines alternative photographic processes with oil and acrylic painting on fabrics such as silk and muslin. Her multi layering between painting and photography along with the use of line and geometric forms create an interesting play of spatial relationships that appear to be emerging and disappearing in space.
The integration of processes liberates the material where it takes on new form and hybrid identities, which recalls works from an ancient time and place. The artist takes an art historical path in the 21st century.
“Sinocchi works obsessively to get a material effect from her processes, but she transcends these techniques in work that is consistently beyond mere technique. Her precision as in the best collage contains constant labor.” – David Shapiro, Poet and Professor of Art History,William Paterson University.
Her work is concerned with the transcendental, where the artist is the vessel through which a transpersonal force flows. Sinocchi’s new work touches upon the eternal, that which exists outside of time. She retreats through art to a timeless realm.
“There is a Chinese poem adapted by [poet] Gary Snyder years ago, and it is called “Mountains and Rivers without end,” and here we call Sinocchi’s work “Mountains and Paintings without end”. She is naming and tracing infinity in a flow” – David Shapiro, Poet and Professor of Art History, William Paterson University.
The creative process of complex layering of various media permits Sinocchi to enter into a world of the unknown and create art that transforms the unknown into something original, sensitive, and beautiful.
About Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art fosters excellence in the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that serve as catalysts for inclusiveness and diversity, promote cross-cultural dialog, and enable us to better understand the time in which we live. Public understanding and support of the visual arts are strengthened through collaboration and community-based educational programming. Aljira seeks out the work of emerging and underrepresented artists and brings the work of more established artists to our community. Through the visual arts Aljira bridges racial, cultural and ethnic divides and enriches the lives of individuals.
Aljira's operations and programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust, The Kenneth Aidekman Family Foundation, Berger Organization, Bank of America, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Edison Properties, The Fidelco Group, Genova, Burns, Giantomasi and Webster Attorneys at Law, Hyde and Watson Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Lambent Foundation, MCJ Amelior Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Newark Downtown District, PNC Bank, The Prudential Foundation, PSE&G Foundation, SGA Group, State Farm Insurance, Tides Foundation, The Turrell Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and individual contributors to our Annual Fund.
Aljira is located at 591 Broad Street in downtown Newark. For directions visit our website at www.aljira.org. The Center is open Wednesday through Friday, 12–6 pm and Saturday, 11 am–4pm. Phone 973 622-1600, fax 973 622-6526, www.aljira.org.