the earth’s sharp edge, part 2

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Nothing Starts Tomorrow (Part 6) Oil Over Gouache Plus Watercolor © Courtesy of the artist and EVOKE Contemporary
the earth’s sharp edge, part 2

550 South Guadalupe Street
87501 Santa Fe
New Mexico
June 3rd, 2011 - June 30th, 2011
Opening: June 3rd, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guadalupe, Railyard
505 995 9902
Mon-Sat 10-5


EVOKE Contemporary unveils the new work of Francis Di Fronzo in “the earth’s sharp edge”. The show is scheduled to open in Santa Fe on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 and will run through Thursday, June 30, 2011. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, June 3rd from 5 – 7pm and the public is invited! 

In the summer of 1991, Francis Di Fronzo lived in a truck stop of a town on the edge of the Mojave Desert in a pure attempt to discover a unique artistic voice, away free from the distractions of ordinary life. His life consisted of the absolute bare necessities to survive; a tub, washbasin, toilet, rattling white 1950’s refrigerator, kitchen sink and a hot plate.  His baggage was only a mattress, pillows, sheets, a few dishes, a single set of flatware and his drawing supplies.  It was nine weeks of isolation in this barren environment. 

Twenty years have passed, and the memory of those nine weeks continues to haunt the artist to this day.  “The Earth’s Sharp Edge” is in essence a recollection and visual reconstruction of those days and weeks.

Do not miss this mesmerizing and haunting show of new work by Francis Di Fronzo.  It is a great display revealing a season of exhilarating and highly potent exhibitions of masterful and internationally recognized talent at EVOKE Contemporary!