Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence

A Conversation with Consequence | Images | Press Release

September 13 – October 4, 2014
Opening Reception: September 13, 7-9pm

“Ruddy Trees and Buried Hatchets,” 2014, Oil on canvas, 76” x 76”

Emanuele Cacciatore presents “A Conversation with Consequence,” an exhibition of paintings for Open Source Gallery.

Without relying solely on conventional aesthetics or contemporary ideology, Cacciatore addresses how we perceive and define gestural painting. The gestural passages in his artwork, although realized through accidental, intentional, and mechanical manipulation of the material, ultimately reflect a genuine and thorough investigation of painterly content. Cacciatore uses brushes and stencils in conjunction with an array of industrial tools and various painting techniques, creating both a concrete and ephemeral reorganization of form and space.

“A Conversation with Consequence” showcases a series of oil and acrylic paintings that represent a dialogue with man-made disasters. From the food and water we consume to the raw materials we use and the inspiration we draw from our surroundings, our success and survival as a species rely heavily on our relationship with the earth. Unfortunately, our technological advancements often come at the expense of our planet. Whether caused by greed, negligence, or human error, the results of man-made disasters can be devastating, often claiming numerous lives and irreparably damaging the environment. Using maps and imagery of disaster sites from around the world, Cacciatore recontextualizes these destructive events, creating a new perspective and reclaiming them as abstract works of art.

Emanuele Cacciatore earned his BFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MFA in painting from the University of California. He has shown in numerous group and solo exhibits in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California, including the Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Art Now: Art Basel in Miami, The Montclair Art Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Cooper Union in New York City. Cacciatore’s work has also been reviewed by publications such as ARTnews and the Santa Barbara Independent.


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