Open House And Last Call For Bob Fazio's Featured Artist Show At Area 61 Gallery
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
A glimpse of Bob Fazio's featured artist show, Tondo Tondo Tondo, at Area 61 Gallery
Last Call for "Tondo Tondo Tondo" – the featured artist show by local favorite, Bob Fazio – sculptor, potter, painter.
Per Keeli Crewe, Area 61 Gallery director, said, “We’re changing over the back area of the gallery (the "featured artist" area) beginning next Monday, so we decided to host an impromptu open house event to give you another chance to tour the show with Bob this Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
"Bob plans to work on a new clay sculpture, with plenty of opportunity for you to interact with him and talk about his techniques and process, with breaks to tour you through his show."
"Tondo Tondo Tondo" is a body of paintings and sculptures inspired by Tondos or Tondi – from the Renaissance Italian Rotondo for round.
The show includes acrylic and watercolor/gouache paintings in circular composition, as well as sculptures on round bases, decorative pottery, lamps and some of the largest pots he’s thrown to date.
Regarding this latest body of work Mr. Fazio said, “As a potter, since 1973, I have thrown global forms and produced stacked constructions and, in general, always lived in a circular world. Now that I am older and retired, I see that old becomes new again and cycles are revisited…in the lives we live, in the lives of our children and grandchildren.”
Drop by Area 61 Gallery (721 Broad St. – entrance beneath the black awning left of the historic Tivoli) this Saturday from 4-7 p.m. and visit with Mr. Fazio and other local gallery artists. Regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon-6 p.m., or by appointment at 423-648-9367.
"Riding the Big One" terracotta clay sculpture, hand-applied polychrome finish on wood base, by Bob Fazio