I just wanted to let you know about 3 simultaneous solo art shows I'm having.
All exhibits are opening on June 8th around Ottawa. It's been over 2 years in the making - so your attendance, any media coverage, or a peek at the website would be greatly appreciated.
The full press release is below - or visit the event website (www.JUNE8.ca) for info with usable images.
June8: I Have Much To Report (www.JUNE8.ca) by Marc Adornato
Marc Adornato (BFA, NSCAD 2001) is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-based 1st generation Italian-Canadian Artist who has exhibited in the Canadian War Museum, The Bank of Canada's Currency Museum, and had a brief appearance in the National Art Gallery last year.
On Friday, June 8th, Adornato will be filling 3 separate Ottawa venues with a selection of recent artworks from his series MADE IN CANADA. This antiquated and provocative body of art was created with vintage and recycled objects and was inspired by current political and social issues, and our unsustainable consumer culture.
Shanghai (651 Somerset St. W.),
The Daily Grind (601 Somerset St. W.), and
The Hintonburg Public House (1020 Wellington St. W.),
Vernissage: Friday, June 8 / 5-9pm @ Shanghai and The Daily Grind
10pm @ Hintonburg Public House
Limited edition, signed original prints will be given FREE to the first 20 people to arrive at The Daily Grind (1 per person max). All 3 exhibits will be showing for one month, until Sunday, July 8.
For more info contact: Marc Adornato at email@example.com | 613.447.5462 | www.JUNE8.ca
My latest body of work (a series entitled: MADE IN CANADA) is a reaction to a rapidly changing North American culture, a reflection of contentious and contemporary social and political issues, and an exploration of the impact of consumerism.
The 3 mixed-media installations consist of more than 50 artworks and epigrams made with reclaimed and recycled objects such as vintage toys, old advertising, antique media electronics (vacuum tubes, phonographs, radios, telephones, cameras), WW2-era gas masks, animal furs and antlers.
Despite the aged and historical appearance of the works, the pieces and their titles refer to the most current social and political issues of our time. “Trans-Canadian Pipeline”, “Progress Derailed”, “Hunting Dissent”, “a Bull($h*t) Market” and “Endangered Species”, are just a few of the provocative titles of the artworks included in this exhibit.
The pieces presented in the 3 venues invite viewers to reflect on our not-so-distant past while prompting discourse on subjects such as consumerism, sustainability and the environment.
- Marc Adornato | www.ADORNATO.com