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January 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ojai City Gallery will be showing the work of James Petrucci until Jan. 14
Petrucci is a “painterly artist” who uses abstraction to convey a different type of landscape, an “internal landscape.” Using a contemporary style all his own the relatively young artist has settled in Ojai with his family and says he has “simplified his materials.” But simple they are not, they are intricate and display an intensity of layering and line he is known for. The City of OJai recently purchased his work “Passenger” created with “a refined material palette primarily of charcoal and gesso, with occasional bursts of color in watercolor and oil.” He has explored the body as a container for experiences in his recent paintings. The various works show the variety of experience and emotion possible and how they are interpreted and stored in the body. “Passenger” reflects on the reality that vessels exist in and through time and how we build an ever-changing inner landscape.
There will be a reception for the artist November 21 at City Hall from 5:30 to 6;30.
The public is invited. The work will be on view during regular City Hall hours.