ISSUED: 27 March 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Phaze 2 Gallery is hosting You and Me, a solo exhibit by sculptor Salvatore Pirrone April 8-29, with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, April 8. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
“You and Me is an installation working with themes of memory, material, and immaterial where I build a group of sculptures that simultaneously inhabit recollections from my childhood and proclivities of adulthood,” Pirrone said. “Concrete and sawdust mirror my life as a professional fabricator, while hard candy, cone shapes, and the color blue recall distinct imagery and delights from younger days. This work rests between the explicit and the indifferent, lyrical and direct, big and small, near and far, and material and immaterial.”
Pirrone is a Washington, D.C., area artist and educator. He worked in the offices of Carl Abbott and Huff + Gooden Architects before launching his own studio practice, where he is engaged in a variety of projects ranging from custom furniture, residential design, and fine art. Pirrone is an assistant professor of interior design at Marymount University. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Art degree from Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Since relocating to the Washington area in 2009, Pirrone has shown with Arlington Arts Center, Atlas Performing Arts Center, CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery, Sandy Spring Museum, Transformer, Maryland Art Place, Dittmar House at Marymount University, and most recently IA&A at Hillyer in Washington.
The Phaze 2 Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from noon-7 p.m., Friday from noon-4:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or by special request. For more information, contact Jayne Angle at 304-876-5294.
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