Italian American Icons: Mosaic Portraits

Dates:

September 11, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Reception:

Reception: Saturday, September 11, 5pm-7pm

Overview:

Iconic portraits that offer a fresh take on an ancient medium

 

MarinMOCA, in collaboration with Associazione Naonis and the Italian Film Festival presents Italian American Icons

Presenting Sponsor: Carson Wealth

Experience this stunning exhibition of contemporary mosaic portraits created by the talented young artists of the internationally-known Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli based in Northern Italy. The work of these skilled artists utilizes a mix of found materials and age-old mosaic art techniques to create iconic portraits that offer a fresh take on an ancient medium. Their methods aptly nod to the art of assemblage, a medium embraced by many of the most notable artists from Northern California such as Robert Hudson and Jess. The artists have created 22 mosaic portraits of Italian-American cultural icons of our age. Their choice of subject matter ranges from the well-known Italian-American actor Sylvester Stallone to singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, whose mother is of Italian-Irish descent.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Associazione Naonis and the Italian Film Festival. Curated by Guglielmo Zanette, Italian American Icons is a remarkable collection of mosaic portraits that highlight the skill and artistry of these emerging artists. Along with an array of palpable influences—from agriculture, film and business—we celebrate the cultural affinities of Marin County’s Italian heritage through this exhibition. A full-color catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.

Mosaics artist residency connects Italy to Marin
MarinMOCA will bring a mosaic artist from the Friuli region to Marin County as part of an artist residency program. The artist, Denise Toson, is a graduate of the Scuola Mosaicisti. She will teach workshops in the MarinMOCA classroom and give art talks during her stay in Marin. 

Exhibit Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 65+ and students 13-25; free for members

Docent tours offered every Wednesday and Saturday from September 15 through November 6.

Additional support provided by: Fenwick Foundation, Colette and Bob Battaglia, Sue and Joe Carlomagno and Servino Ristorante

Italian American Icons: Mosaic Portraits

Dates:

September 11, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Reception:

Reception: Saturday, September 11, 5pm-7pm

Overview:

Iconic portraits that offer a fresh take on an ancient medium